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.
If you’ve walked down the street lately, you may have noticed that many Americans have begun to carry around reusable water bottles. Whether made from metal or BPA-free plastics, these containers help reduce a significant amount of waste produced annually by consumers.
On March 27, 2012, members of the Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge Coalition announced their decision to try and appeal the Oregon Water Resources Department’s (OWRD) approval of permit applications that move Nestle one key step closer to bottling Oregon’s water.
Recently, Saguaro National Park banned the sale of disposable bottled water and soda in vending machines on the premises, The Tucson Citizen reports. The park system joins a growing list of national preserves and universities making it a point to eliminate the sale of plastic bottles on site.
The Ivy League institutes in the United States have long been considered superior education systems. Today’s leaders are thought to come from these programs and make significant impacts in society. It is no wonder that schools like Brown University, Harvard University and Dartmouth College have all made strides to reduce their dependencies on disposable bottled water.
In education systems around North America, faculty members are leading by example and teaching students about the benefits of drinking tap water over bottled water. There are numerous problems with consuming water from disposable plastic containers, and reducing the use of these materials improves health, impacts the environment positively and helps people keep more money in their wallets.
There are numerous myths surrounding bottled water such as the water inside is better for your health, it tastes better than tap water and recycling programs help drive supply and demand for green consumer goods. However, the production and sale of disposable plastic water bottles and jug water coolers impact the environment negatively.
All across North America, students and faculty members are joining forces to ban the bottle on campus. The inordinate waste of disposable plastic water bottles has plagued the environment for far too long, and with a few simple changes, a school, business or government agency can make worthwhile changes in their consumption of water.
Many educational institutes all over the world have begun to ban the sale of disposable plastic water bottles on their campuses. Recently, Vanier College, an English-language public school located in Montreal, Quebec, banned the bottle from school cafeterias and on site marketplaces. This resolution is meant to develop a more sustainable operation on school grounds, and reduce the amount of waste created by students and faculty daily.
Drinking water is essential for a healthy body and mind, but when people improperly dispose of their plastic bottles, they leave a negative impact on the environment. There are numerous other ways to stay hydrated throughout the day, using reusable containers is a more viable option.