Individuals or departments at SLU can sign our pledge against disposable water bottle use. Learn why disposable plastic water bottles are harmful and what you can do for alternative options.
I pledge to not use disposable water bottles. Access to clean water is a right, not a commodity for sale. Ownership of water by private profit-driven corporations leaves communities around the world with less access to clean and affordable water."
Why Sign the Pledge?
- Plastic water bottles create needless waste. There are an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean.
- Plastic water bottles create needless spending.
- Drinking tap water every day for a year =$0.49
- Drinking bottled water every day for a year = $1,400
Ditch Disposable Water Bottles
1. Obtain a reusable water bottle.
2. On campus, use the water refill stations.
3. Off campus, refill your bottle with tap water. Tap water is regulated by the EPA, which makes it safe and healthy to drink.
Tip: Don’t like the taste of your tap water? Squeeze a lemon for added flavor and health benefits.