Meet the Schools That Are Ditching Plastic for Good
May 17, 2021
Plastic water bottles might be convenient but they often cause more harm than good. Their production not only sends harmful pollutants into the air, but the bottles themselves will take hundreds of years to disintegrate. To fight against these environmental issues, many schools are eliminating this product from their campuses. Below are a handful of them and why they made this decision.
2. California State University
California State University System (CSU) is doing away with all single-use plastic bottles by January 1, 2023. This will align with the state’s recently passed laws which are ceasing the manufacturing of disposable plastic straws, bags, and food containers. CSU will instead offer compostable and repurposable options.
3. UC Davis
This university will be completely free of plastic bottles by January 1, 2023. Its initial phase began on July 1, 2020 and removed plastic straws and utensils. This will gradually move on to eradicate plastic containers and bottles. UC Davis hopes this will decrease environmental waste so local recycling centers aren’t overwhelmed by plastic materials – most of which can’t be reused.