Signatures needed: Reduce bottled water waste in our National Parks

For years, hundreds of thousands of supporters like you have been part of a movement supporting national parks to stop selling single-use plastic water bottles, which contribute to the 500 billion single-use plastic bottles used around the world every year. As a result, national parks across the country eliminated single-use plastic water bottle sales and increased access to drinkable tap water.

But in 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the National Park Service’s voluntary guidelines for ending the sale of single-use plastic water bottles in spite of well-documented evidence that these policies were tremendously effective at reducing waste in our parks.

Our national parks stand as symbols of sustainability, conservation, and environmental education for the millions of park-goers that visit them annually. In order to preserve these lands, national parks across the country must phase out the sale of this wasteful product and instead improve water access for visitors by installing hydration stations.

Rep. Mike Quigley introduced a bill that would reinstate this National Park Service policy, giving parks a pathway to ending the sale of single-use plastic water bottles. The Reducing Waste in National Parks Act reverses the Trump administration’s decision and allows National Park Service regional directors to implement bottled water bottle free policies after thorough feasibility studies. This sends a strong message to the Trump administration and the bottled water industry that we will not stand for rampant corporate interference.

Congress must stand up to the Trump administration and the bottled water industry!

Sign the petition urging your member of Congress to reduce plastic waste in our parks by co-sponsoring The Reducing Waste in National Parks Act, and #HydrateLike you want single-use plastic water bottles out of our National Parks