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Plastic water bottle ban remains sore spot

Different beverages for sale in plastic bottles sit in coolers in Redstone Marketplace, Nov. 20. A University-wide ban was enacted in 2013 to ban the sale of plastic water bottles.

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter

December 6, 2019

Despite six years passing since UVM banned the sale of bottled water, the ban’s origin and impact remains controversial. The ban, intended as an act of investment into local water, may have caused students to drink more sugary beverages and buy more plastic, single-use containers, according to the UV...

Water bottle ban dampens environmental objective

Water bottle ban dampens environmental objective

James Simpson

September 1, 2017

In 2013, UVM took a leap in its pro-environment crusade by ending the sale of bottled water on campus. While the intentions of SGA were noble, it is time to rescind the measure and finally recognize it as the failure it is. As reported by NPR, the number of single-use plastic bottles s...

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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