uWinnipeg bans sale of bottled water

March 23, 2009

The University of Winnipeg has become the first university in Canada to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. In a referendum held by the university's student union last week, 75% of voters supported the elimination of plastic water bottles. The plan is to cease sales of bottled water in vending machines and cafeterias across campus by the time the next fall semester begins. Students will also be encouraged to refrain from bringing retail, disposable bottles to school and to switch to reusable bottles instead. Polaris Institute News Release | Winnipeg Free Press | Winnipeg Sun