Grand Canyon to Ban Plastic Bottles

In wake of leaked emails, NPS relents


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The National Park Service announced on Thursday that it will ban the sale of plastic bottles in the Grand Canyon, reversing a 2010 decision made under pressure from Coca Cola. Vending machines and hotels at the park will stop carrying bottled water next year, and other national parks could soon follow suit. In November, the New York Times reported that plans to ban the bottles were reversed at the last minute after NPS head Jon Jarvis met with executives from Coca Cola. The company which sells Dasani water bottles in national parks and is a major donor to the National Parks Foundation.

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