More heavy-handed Socialist regulations choking America
After a considerable kerfufle, Grand Canyon National Park is banning the sale of plastic water bottles. You can still by plastic bottled juice, soda, Gator-aid, but just plain water? No.
Coca Cola started off fighting the ban, but when the publicity spotlight turned on, they backed off.
The view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is stunning. Red-striped cliffs extend for miles. Tendrils of the Colorado River wind throughout the landscape. What you can't see from this pristine vista is the trash - nearly 3,000 tons of it - produced by the 4 million people who come to Grand Canyon National Park each year. Thirty percent of that waste (887 tons) is plastic water bottles. That's nearly 34 million containers, which, laid end to end, would stretch from the park to the Arctic Ocean.
To address this problem, in 2009, then-park superintendent Stephen Martin proposed a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in the park. The move was part of a comprehensive National Park Service (NPS) initiative to eliminate waste and reduce the carbon footprint of the parks. It was a bold idea, considering that authorized vendors in Grand Canyon rake in $400,000 from water sales every year, but it wasn't unprecedented: Utah's Zion National Park had banned plastic water-bottle sales in 2008, removing 60,000 bottles from its waste stream and winning an NPS award as a result." snip -
Here is a link that might be useful: Obama trampling on America's Freedom to waste plastic