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More Schools Choosing to Ban Bottled Water Sales

Published On March 27, 2013 | By Hannah Ellsbury | Articles, School

As the green movement continues to grow and spread across the nation, we are seeing more and more school and universities working towards banning the sale of plastic bottled water within their campuses and facilities and they are all being implemented in various ways. Some schools have ended their contracts with plastic bottle giant Coca-Cola and other suppliers, while other schools have installed bottle refilling stations and promoted its usage over the purchase of bottled water.

Recently, 3 schools have stepped up and initiated this movement and again implemented them diversely.

Castleton State College

With their new “hands free water bottle project”, Castleton State is moving forward with the installation of bottle refilling stations in each building on campus for students to fill up their reusable bottles with fresh, filtered water.

Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern’s SGA and Campus Sustainability group want to rid of plastic bottled water to reduce waste on campus as well as reducing costs. Further discussion on the topic with occur throughout the semester.

Fayette County Schools

Even high schools have joined the bandwagon to ban bottled water on their grounds. The Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council has had two bottle refilling stations installed at each high school within the county to promote sustainability and the reduction of plastic in landfills.

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5 Responses to More Schools Choosing to Ban Bottled Water Sales

  1. Carolina says:

    Love this!
    I wish this from my country (Uruguay)
    Why is so dificult?

    • Hannah Ellsbury says:

      Hi Carolina- I think one of the biggest issues are the contracts these schools are committed to with large soda companies like Coca-Cola.

  2. Julie says:

    I have the green, hands-free solution… swiggies, wrist water bottles for adults and kids. They have been approved as a safe, green product, BPA-free. They are very durable and last for years.

  3. samara says:

    I love the idea of banning the sale of water bottles in schools!! I am working hard to make it a reality with the help of my sustainability and society teacher. If there is any advice that you have that could help me, would you mind sharing?? I would really appreciate it!

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