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UVM reboots bottle ban with new campaign

A water bottle refilling station in the Davis Center is pictured. UVM is launching a new marketing campaign to encourage students to drink water. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY PHIL CARRUTHERS

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 27, 2016

After receiving national attention for its water bottle ban, UVM is striving to better the policy by taking it back to its origins: student involvement. One of the reasons the ban was unsuccessful was a lack of student involvement said Richard Cate, treasurer and vice president for finance at UVM. ...

Bottled water ban does not reduce waste, study finds

Bottled water ban does not reduce waste, study finds

Jacob Holzman

May 14, 2015

 UVM's bottled water ban hasn't curbed plastic waste and ended up increasing unhealthy beverage sales, according to a new study.First put into place Jan. 1, 2013, the campus-wide ban of bottled water sales followed a four-year movement that brought pressure down on the university from both studen...

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