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US National Parks Will Sell Bottled Water Once Again

Bike patrol volunteers give directions to visitors at Acadia National Park. The Trump administration has rolled back an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water US National Parks Will Sell Bottled Water Once Again
Malita Javier | 18 Agosto, 2017, 23:46

Only 23 of the 417 National Park Service sites had implemented the policy, and the new policy is effective immediately.

"National parks, as premier tourist destinations, use taxpayer dollars to manage the burden of discarded plastic water bottles", said an earlier memorandum by the Park Service's facility management division.

The National Park Service says the so-called "bottled water ban" policy in effect removed the healthiest beverage option, but still allowed sales of bottles of sweetened drinks.

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The 2011 Obama administration gave park officials the option to ban water bottle sales at National Parks, but still allowed the sale of soft drinks and juices. The parks encourage visitors to use tap water and refillable bottles instead.

Spokesman Jeremy Barnum says the Parks Service believes visitors can best choose the right beverages for themselves and their families when visiting national parks across the United States.

From a public health perspective, the decision to allow the sale of bottled water on federal parkland could nudge park visitors to buy fewer sugary drinks.

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The memo said the division's decision was based on "the 50 billion plastic water bottles" disposed of by Americans each year and the "approximately 20 billion barrels of oil" required during production - when millions of tons of greenhouse-gas pollution are generated that contribute to global warming. "The rescinded policy was seriously flawed". "Notably, this is a relatively new financial burden, with global sales of bottled water quadrupling between 1990 and 2005". And, certainly, there's been a push to encourage more water consumption. Under the 2011 program, officially called a memorandum, parks that wanted to participate were instructed to install water-filling stations, create an education program and explain how banning bottles would affect sales at concession stands, among other requirements.

In a statement, the Sierra Club's public lands policy director, Athan Manuel, said "actions that roll back protections on our National Parks and public lands only move our country backward - putting the importance of local economies, wildlife and communities on the back burner".

The nonprofit group Corporate Accountability International weighed in, too.

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