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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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