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Plastic water bottles account for about 20 percent of Grand Canyon's solid waste.

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Flagstaff bans recycling of plastics other than bottles, jugs and jars

A new recycling ban goes into effect June 1 in Flagstaff as the city looks for ways to deal with China’s recent ban on the importation of several kinds of plastic.

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National Park Service lifts ban on sale of disposable water bottles

The federal government announced Aug. 16 it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter.