Ryerson promises more Drinking Water Fountains
A Canadian University has made promises that it is not yet keeping, to begin reducing the amount of bottled water that is available on campus, replacing it instead with more drinking water fountains, at which students will be able to refresh and revive themselves. Ryerson University in Toronto pledged to spend the next three years gradually phasing out its use of non-recyclable plastics, and stated that by 2013, most of the water supply would come from vending machines that dispensed reusable bottles, as well as new drinking water fountains. So far, canteens have removed plastic bottles from their shelves, but no very few alternatives have been provided for students to stay hydrated. Andrew McAllister, the board of governor’s sustainability commissioner, has stated that the aim is to get fountains installed on every floor of the University building by the end of the year, hopefully reducing the number of complaints from students that there are simply not enough units on site.
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