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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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Too much trash in Grand Canyon National Park
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.

By Ryan Williams March 22, 2011
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