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Plastic Free Education :schools, universities, training services

Assist education services in banning the plastic use in particular providing water filtering devices that provide students with clean filtered water at drinking points at their premises so students don't have to buy plastic bottled water

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Federica Parisi
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  • I think this is a good point, school and universities have to be at the forefront of the battle against plastic. My university college used to give a plastic water bottle with every meal, after pressuring the management we obtained a filtered water dispenser and reusable cups. With this simple change we saved two water bottles per student per day!

    Tala KHRAIS
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  • Thank you Federica for your positive reply, Are there any published article on your initiative that I might refer to when starting this in my country ?

    Federica Parisi
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  • No, this was a very small initiative so I'm afraid there's no paper coverage. It was based on a students protest with the administration facilities.

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    Idoia Letona Castrillo
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  • Great iniciative! schools should give example of sustainable practices, so the children there are educated about it from the very begining. Once the water filters are installed and the principal goal is obtained I think it is necessary to eliminate every water bottle machine in the school/university, as it could be tentative for people. And maybe giving away to students some reusable bottles with the school logo or something similar will be a positive gesture to encourage them using this sustainable option.

    Tala KHRAIS
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  • Totally Agree, in particular private business such as the producers of water bottled companies they might turn out as a rivalry