Remember the good old days when you could buy plastic water bottles on campus? Well, no more at University of Portland
starting on Feb. 1.
UP will join about 20 schools “not selling or using” disposable plastic water bottles
, with school officials saying it's all part of being a good environmental steward.
Joe Kuffner, a UP spokesman, was quick to point out that plastic water bottles aren't banned on campus – there's no “plastic water bottle police” – the university simply won't be selling or using plastic water bottles.
Asked why other plastic bottles, such as plastic soda bottles, aren't included in the move, Kuffner said, “This is an attainable goal and a first step that's easier to do with water since there are tap water drinking options all over campus. There's no soda fountains.”
Oh, but if only there were.