Include New College of Florida on the list of approximately 90 education systems that have made proactive laws governing the sale and consumption of bottled water. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Sarasota, Florida, college will no longer stock its cafeteria or market shelves with disposable water containers, WWSB ABC 7 reports.
The student body leaders passed a vote to ban the sale of plastic water bottles at the beginning of the next school year. The goal of the movement is to promote a sustainable outlook on campus. New College will join the ranks of educational facilities like Harvard, Yale and Brown, all of which had previously removed bottled water from school grounds over the past few years.
“The major problem is that people are using bottled water when there are great alternatives elsewhere,” student body President Michael Long told the news outlet. “The plastic is not being recycled. This is going in our landfills and is creating waste and pollution.”
At the start of the Fall semester, each student will be given a reusable container. The school will also equip several buildings with filtered water delivery stations. These coolers don’t use plastic jugs to store water, but filter the liquid at the point of use.
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