Reduce First: Plastic Water Bottle Waste Avoidance Strategies

April 18, 2:00-3:00pm ET

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In order to fully achieve zero waste on our campuses we must adopt the zero waste hierarchy framework which shifts the priority to the reduction of waste rather than diversion through recycling or composting. This webinar will share case studies at two schools that have successfully enacted strategies and policies that avoid waste from plastic water bottles.

Attendees will gain insights into plastic water bottle ban policy development and implementation, as well as research to support water bottle filling stations, an alternative to single use water


  • Emma Rosandich – 4th year undergraduate student, University of California, Irvine
  • Margaret Bounds – Director of Sustainability, Connecticut College