March 22, 2011
Water bottles like the one left behind on a bench in front of Verkamp’s Visitor Center account for 30 percent of the solid waste stream at Grand Canyon National Park.
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NPS installs nine reusable water bottle filling stations throughout Grand Canyon in an effort to reduce plastic bottle waste in park
Drinking enough water and staying hydrated is a big concern for those visiting Grand Canyon National Park. But, the prevalence of bottled water use has created another problem. Trash.