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New Bottled Water Policy at RIT

Sep 27, 2012

A local school is doing its part to help reduce the number of water bottles that end up in landfills each year -- a number estimated in the billions.
Rochester Institute of Technology has a new policy which prohibits departments and campus groups from using university funds to buy bottled water.
Enid Cardinal, Senior Sustainability Advisor for RIT, says the school views ending the sale of bottled water on campus as both a fiscal and environmental responsibility.
The initiative includes distributing reusable water bottles to all incoming students and new faculty and staff
The school is also looking to expand the number of hydration stations, and phase out sales in vending machines, all in an effort to reduce the amount of bottled water used on campus.

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