Campus bans on bottled water strain the thirst for knowledge

Published On September 11, 2015 | By Hannah Ellsbury | News, School

water banBack in 2009, the Univeristy of Winnipeg became the first campus in Canada to ban the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles. After the University of Winnipeg’s initiative, universities all over are implementing banning the sale of all plastic water bottles on campus. Unfortunately, some eyebrows are raised at banning the sale of plastic water bottles on university campuses. Read more below from Campus bans on bottled water strain the thirst for knowledge.

Thirsty? If you happen to be on a Canadian university or college campus, don’t expect to find a full range of thirst-quenching options. Where once student activists campaigned to “ban the bomb,” these days the rallying cry is “ban the bottle.” University of Winnipeg boasts of being the first university in Canada to ban the campus-wide sale of single-serving plastic water bottles in 2009. Since then numerous universities and colleges have jumped on the bottle ban bandwagon. Where complete bans are not yet in place, there’s inevitably a student group with a petition demanding one.

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