Our streets, waterways and other areas are too often littered with trash and plastic bottles are a major component. Two dozen national parks, including the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, no longer sell water in plastic bottles. Instead, they sell reusable bottles and have installed water refill stations. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure to prohibit the NPS Director from approving “a request by a park superintendent to eliminate the sale in national parks of water in disposable, recyclable plastic bottles.” You can sign a petition at Food and Water Watch to support NPS’s efforts to move away from plastic bottle use and reduce trash in our parks at and urge Virginia’s U.S. Senators to oppose this bill.