Thursday, February 9, 2012

BYOWB at the Grand Canyon

The National Park Service announced a ban on the sale of water bottles in Grand Canyon National Park. Yes, that's right - a ban on water sold in a place where people typically engage in physical activity in hot, dusty, desert conditions.

Why? Why would the government decide that this might be a good idea?

Well, according to the Park Service, about 30 percent of the litter polluting the waste stream at the Grand Canyon comes from plastic bottles. By banning the sale of plastic water bottles the Regional Director that runs the Grand Canyon National Park is hoping to reduce the amount of plastic waste.

Sounds logical, except one little thing...The sale of plastic soda bottles is not subject to the ban. Yes, you read that correctly. We're banning water but still selling soda.

This seemed utterly ridiculous to me. I hope it seems as ludicrous to you. If you're looking for more information on this story and what the Director of the National Park service has to say about this, check out my article on Infobarrel, Grand Canyon Bans Plastic Water Bottles, Soda OK.

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