UWaterloo student group aims to ban wasteful plastic on campus

July 10, 2018

The Waterloo Association of Geography Students, a student group at the University of Waterloo, is aiming to ban the sale of plastic on campus by 2025. The Waterloo Region Record reports that the group aims to make UWaterloo a leader in sustainability by eliminating the sale of plastic items such as water bottles, plastic bags, straws, and unnecessary packaging. “We're a little behind in terms of single-use plastics,” said third-year student and group executive board member Abigail Shingler. “It is important to consider what you're using.” The Record reports that the group hopes to get students to think about what they are consuming and discover environmentally friendly alternatives. Waterloo Region Record