Thinking Outside the Bottle

Thinking Outside the Bottle | Scott Carlson | Chronicle of Higher Education | 1 October, 2010

The article discusses the sale and use of bottled water at U.S. universities and colleges. The International Bottled Water Association’s spokesman Tom Lauria comments on the safety of tap water in the U.S. and American University’s sustainability director Christopher O’Brien offers his university’s plan to install water-bottle filling stations in order to minimize waste. University finances, contracts with beverage companies, anti-bottled-water campaigns, and the environmental issues associated with the bottling and consumption of water are discussed. Bottled water bans at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and Muhlenberg College are profiled as are efforts to limit consumption at the University of Vermont and the Pennsylvania State University.

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