NPS faces growing pressure to ban single-use plastics

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“More than 300 green groups, businesses and nonprofits today called on the National Park Service to prohibit single-use plastics at its 423 park sites.

Earlier this month, House appropriators criticized NPS for doing nothing to reduce plastic waste since the Trump administration in 2017 scrapped an Obama-era policy that gave individual parks permission to ban plastic bottles (E&E News PM, June 30).

In June, another coalition of advocacy groups, including Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and GreenLatinos, filed a petition urging NPS to immediately ban the sale of plastic water bottles and to reduce its plastic waste by 75% by 2026.”

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