The Trump administration wasted little time plucking the low hanging fruit that would appease both business interests and those of his supporters that hold a dim view of environmental protection. One of the most recent examples was the lifting of a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in national parks.
Though only 30% of the 59 national parks (which included Grand Canyon) implemented the ban, the reversal will surely translate into more pollution and toxic garbage being left behind by the 300 million annual park visitors.
Defenders of national parks are hoping that park visitors will not succumb to the “convenience” of buying disposable plastic bottles, and instead decide to continue the trend of using refillable water bottles or recycling when refillable water bottles are not available.
Follow this link for more information, including a list of sobering facts about the history of disposable water bottle use in recent decades: Trump’s Repeal of Plastic Water Bottle Ban in National Parks Depicts Lobbying Power of Big Business