Bottled water is out at University of Vermont

Feb. 2, 2012
With beverage contract ending, the university will put more emphasis on environmental issues

News release: The University of Vermont is ending the sale of bottled water on its campus in Burlington. The announcement comes five months prior to the end of a 10-year contract with Coca-Cola of Northern New England that allowed the company to provide 100 percent of beverages in vending machines and 80 percent of bottled beverages served in retail, residential dining, and catering. As of July 1, the university will no longer have a beverage contract with corporate sponsorship. The institution will choose a mix of beverages and have greater flexibility in addressing environmental and social values in relation to the beverages supplied on campus.

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