Water Initiative Project 2014/2015. OUR OBJECTIVES More water fountains on campus (that are clean and accessible ) 2. Students should be given free or heavily subsidised reusable water bottles in order to use the fountains
2. Students should be given free or heavily subsidised reusable water bottles in order to use the fountains
3. The campus shops should only stock water which is ethical and local
4. The café’s across campus should provide free water that people can help themselves to with biodegradable cups
Students Well Being
Reducing Plastic Use
Questioning the ethics of commodification and privatisation of what should be a share resource
UWE claims to be a sustainable university and yet falls very far behind on a number of issues which other universities are setting the precedent in.
It is the responsibility of those that use the phrase to live up to its expectations.
To achieve sustainability there needs to be a commitment to constant adaptation and change towards improvement; it requires changing habits and behaviours and not getting stuck in bad practice.
1. the lack of water fountains on campus requires students to purchase plastic bottled water
2. The selling of certain brands of bottled water which are shrouded in Ethical issues
Small Bristol based team of ethical entrepreneurs
Funds sustainable clean water projects in developing countries
Donates 100% of its net profit to charity
research found that the concentration of certain chemicals, such as antimony, increase the longer the water sits in the plastic bottle
2. Bottled water tastes better
“Think Outside the Bottle” Campaign has held countless taste tests comparing bottled water and tap water and generally the results favour tap water
3. Bottled water is convenient and cheap to buy
Bottled water costs 240 to over 100,000 times more per gallon than tap water
“Freshmen at colleges across the country are being greeted with stainless-steel bottles in their welcome packs and encouraged to use hydration stations where free, filtered water is available. Brown, which used to sell about 320,000 bottles of water a year in vending machines and campus stores, ended sales in dining halls in 2010. Harvard and Dartmouth College are installing hydration stations in new buildings to reduce trash.”