22 Dec '11, 12am

Grand Canyon Reconsidering Plastic Water Bottle Ban, Could Be Implemented By Springtime

Grand Canyon Reconsidering Plastic Water Bottle Ban, Could Be Implemented By Springtime

Public outrage soared last month when the Grand Canyon backtracked on a plan to ban disposable plastic water bottle sales from the park after Coca-2Cola, a major park sponsor, made its voice heard with top park officials. Well, the plan is back on the table again, and a ban on sales of disposable plastic bottles in the park could be implemented by spring of 2012. USA Today summarizes the latest development: A National Park Service directive , issued Wednesday (December 14), will let parks halt plastic water bottle sales as long as a regional director signs off on a "rigorous impact analysis" of such factors as cost to concessionaires, signage directing visitors to filling stations, and the health implications of thirsty tourists who might drink from "surface water sources with potential exposure to disease." The new directive, which is part of a larger Green Parks Plan exp...

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