18 Aug '11, 11am

Students: Get hydrated on campus without wasting plastic (or spending cash!)

Students: Get hydrated on campus without wasting plastic (or spending cash!)

A group of students uses the Humboldt State Hydration Station. Photo: Humboldt State University Find your local recycling solution for plastic bottles So, you have your fancy stainless steel water bottle, but now where do you fill it up? If you’ve ever tried to refill a water bottle at a standard drinking fountain, you know how tricky it can be. Strange angles and unpredictable water pressure can leave you with nothing but a quarter-filled bottle and a soaked shirtsleeve. Administrators at a southeastern Pennsylvania college felt the pain of thirsty students and faculty and decided to help them get the waste-free water they need without the hassle. Over the summer, Immaculata University replaced 20 standard drinking fountains with bottle-friendly hydration stations. And administration is confident that the new gadgets will help put an end to plastic waste on campus. READ: ...

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