Make National Parks Bottled Water Free!
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis: Make National Parks Bottled Water Free!
By selling and promoting bottled water in our national parks, the bottled water industry is attempting to paint its product green. Coca-Cola and other bottled water corporations are using our parks as a billboard and concession stand for a product that is anything but environmentally friendly.
- By going bottled water free, Zion National Park reduced its annual waste by 5,000 pounds.
- 30% of the Grand Canyon National Park’s recycling waste came from disposable bottles before going bottled water free.
- 20 billion barrels of oil go into making all the water bottles Americans throw out annually creating 25 million tons of greenhouse gases.