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National Public Radio Reports UVM Leading the Trend in Banning Bottled Water

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As classes resume for a new semester, NPR’s “Morning Edition” notes that bottled water will no longer be for sale on the UVM campus, 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. 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." 

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