University of Vermont

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NPR: UVM Leading the Trend in Banning Bottled Water

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National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” reports that UVM banned the sale of bottled water on their campus. UVM is the largest public university in the country to take the stand against environmental waste. Retrofitted stations for students to refill reusable bottles with tap water are now readily available on campus. Recent graduate Mikayla McDonald, who helped launch the campaign for the ban, tells NPR, "Bottled water is a symbol of our culture's obsession with commodifying things that should be public trust resources." Listen to the story…