10 Nov '11, 4pm

...but, a ban on plastic bottle sales at Grand Canyon would make @CocaCola upset. So, no ban!

...but, a ban on plastic bottle sales at Grand Canyon would make @CocaCola upset. So, no ban!

Coca Cola got some brownie points yesterday for a plan to boost recycling at next year's Olympics, but today it's back to business as usual. Turns out the company has been using its dollars and influence to stop the Grand Canyon from banning disposable plastic bottles in the park. That's the suspicion at least, according to a New York Times story that starts off: Grand Canyon National Park officials were in the final stages of imposing a ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in the Grand Canyon late last year when the nation’s parks chief abruptly blocked the plan after conversations with Coca-Cola, a major donor to the National Park Foundation. Concessionaires had been instructed to stop plastic water bottle sales by January 1 to reduce litter, save money from trash hauling, and shrink its greenhouse gas footprint, according to Public Employees for Environmental Res...

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