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Old 02-13-2012, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Within a month, the National Park Service will ban the sales of plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon park, a move that might annoy both swarms of not-so sustainable-minded tourists and maybe some Coca-Cola representatives.

Read more: The Grand Canyon Bans Sales of Bottled Water | NewsFeed | TIME.com
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:56 AM
 
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If people are littering the park with plastic water bottles then more power to them, they are 100% right.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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If people are littering the park with plastic water bottles then more power to them, they are 100% right.
That's how I feel about it too. People are pigs sometimes.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Let us hope National Park authorities don't give up on providing ways to dump bottles people would carry into the park.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:31 PM
 
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I don't think it's the park service not providing enough trash cans as it is people are lazy and have no respect for our national treasures.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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People will just bring their own in, nobody is going to want to stand in line to get water out a truck. I know when I was on the North Rim local water was a big concern. They didn't want you wasting it because there wasn't much of it. I know on our trips we always had a few gallons of water in the car. We had nalgene bottles in our backpacks before it became the green thing to do. For us it was the green thing, $$$.

Kind of funny story about that, we could see this lake outlined on our map and we're following these signs around in circles for about an hour trying to find it. Here it was right next to our camp site. This is Lake Jacob, largest body of water for hundreds of miles, that's not the tip of it, that's almost the whole thing. It's poor picture but you can see some deer in the background to the left.







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Old 02-18-2012, 09:37 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Oh, well. Guess we'll have to drink dirt now at the Grand Canyon....
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Within a month, the National Park Service will ban the sales of plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon park, a move that might annoy both swarms of not-so sustainable-minded tourists and maybe some Coca-Cola representatives.

Read more: The Grand Canyon Bans Sales of Bottled Water | NewsFeed | TIME.com
i thought they did this, then changed their mind because of a deal with Coke? So they are back to banning it now? Good!
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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If people are littering the park with plastic water bottles then more power to them, they are 100% right.
people are littering NJ with plastic water bottles...Can NJ ban them too?!
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: East Side Milwaukee
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people are littering NJ with plastic water bottles...Can NJ ban them too?!
They can set a deposit of 25 cents on each bottle... any litter will get picked up by the people from the frugal forum.
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