Bottle ban quashed at national parks

November 16, 2011 | By | Reply More

Banning the sale of disposable water bottles at national parks? Sounds like a good way to preserve the natural beauty of our national parks–and remember that we got along without disposable water bottles for centuries, until about 1990. But banning disposable water bottles means banning Dasani brand water, which is owned by a big company . . .

Weary of plastic litter, Grand Canyon National Park officials were in the final stages of imposing a ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in the Grand Canyon late last year when the nation’s parks chief abruptly blocked the plan after conversations with Coca-Cola, a major donor to the National Park Foundation.

And here’s more information, from Philanthropy News Digest.

And also consider the fact that the tomato paste used on pizza turns pizza into a vegetable, thanks to Congress.

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Category: Consumerism, Corporatocracy

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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