Who Wants Disposable Plastic Water Bottles in National Parks?

A hiker fills up her bottle at a water station at the Grand Canyon. (Flickr/Grand Canyon National Park)

Since 2011, roughly 20 national parks have banned the sale of plastic water bottles at concession stands and vending machines as part of the National Park Service’s effort to stop waste. In fact, disposable water bottles alone make up one third of all trash dumped in America’s national parks, according to a survey by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.


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