By Kid Reporter KANONI WILDER, age 9

PHOTO: Mr T in DC
PHOTO: Flickr/Mr. T in DC

A ban on plastic bottles in the Grand Canyon, which has a big litter problem, was set to take action on January 1, 2012, until the National Park Service Director called it off after a meeting with Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola gives a lot of money to the National Parks Foundation. Now the ban may go through since the public complained and wrote a petition in favor of the ban.

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The view from Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. PHOTO: Flickr/StuSeeger

DID YOU KNOW…

  • The Grand Canyon is considered one of the seven Wonders of the Natural World.
  • The canyon is over a mile deep and 277 miles long!
  • Grand Canyon National Park is the 15th largest park in the United States.