A petition to ban the sale of bottled water at the Canadore College and Nipissing University campus.
Only a fraction of empty water bottles are actually recycled, most end up in landfills where they last hundreds of years, or as litter in our community. There are campaigns on campus to encourage people to stop buying bottled water and to bring a refillable container from home. This education is certainly part of the solution but we need to go one step further. A ban on the sale of bottled water on our campus is the best way to eliminate this needless waste. Tap water is cheaper, safer, and better for our environment than bottled water.
A Facebook page has been created to help raise awareness and to make it easier promote the cause. It can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ban-the-sale-of-bottled-water-at-the-Canadore-Nipissing-campus/101405599946218
We, the students of Canadore College and Nipissing University, petition the respective administrations of our institutions to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. Bottled water creates waste and litter all over campus is damaging to our environment. It is silly that this product is being sold when there is better water available for free from the many fountains around campus.