Plastic water bottles? By this count, highly reusable
By installing a water bottle refill station in the University Union, UW-Green Bay is taking another small step toward reducing its carbon footprint and maintaining its reputation as “Eco U.” The refill station provides what advocates say is a green alternative to frequent bottled water purchases. Installed by the University Union and the Student Government Association, it’s a combination drinking fountain and refill tap. The unit generates instant gratification as it counts each refill and allows users to see how many plastic bottles they are keeping out of the waste stream. Within the first three weeks, the count had surpassed 4,200. See photos and the full feature story.