OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Lake Tahoe ski resort is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles in hopes of reducing waste.
The Sierra Sun reports that all bottled water has been removed from shops owned and operated in Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows since the beginning of the season.READ MORE: Golden State Warriors Beat Luka Dončić Led Mavericks, Reach Sixth NBA Finals In Eight Years
Resort spokesman Michael Radlick says visitors may purchase a collapsible reusable water bottle for $3 that can be filled at one of 24 refill stations around the ski areas.READ MORE: Gun Control Or Mental Health Reform? UC Davis Researchers Say We May Be Focusing On Wrong Problem
Radlick says the resort estimates its Drink Mountain Tap campaign will prevent at least 28,000 plastic bottles from going to landfills annually based on the average bottles sold in the previous two seasons.MORE NEWS: Purchaser Of $1.6M Winning Lottery Ticket From Sacramento Store Did Not Claim Prize By Thursday's Deadline
No other U.S. ski resort has launched a similar program.