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.
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.