National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis has announced that the Grand Canyon will join Zion and Hawaii Volcanoes in a ban of plastic water bottles sold at the park. The idea is to install water machines that visitors can use with their own bottles.
Will this be coming to Yosemite? Well, the current Superintendent at Gran Canyon is Dave Uberaga. You may recall he was the acting Super after Mike Tollefson retired and joined the Yosemite Conservancy. So Mr Uberaga may have some influence over at YNP. The purpose being to reduce waste and mitigate the environmental impacts created by individually packaged water. But soda bottles can still bought and chucked.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Let me tell you how it will be. There’s one for you, 19 for me. Should 5% appear too small, be thankful I don’t Take it all. Cause I’m the taxman.” – The Beatles
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com