Bottled water out at Washington University

Washington University in St. Louis is phasing out almost all of its sales of bottled water. Matt Malten, the university's assistant vice chancellor for sustainability, says the bottled-water prohibition arose from the university's effort to find energy-conserving methods for all activities, including transportation, building maintenance and food services. It costs society a lot more in energy and expense to bottle water than to have students head for the nearest hallway drinking fountain, says Malten. To read The St. Louis Post-Dispatch article, click here.

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