A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and this figure is rising. Fewer then half of these bottles are recycled and just 7% are turned into new bottles. Between 5 and 13 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the world's ocean each year, ingested by sea birds, fish and other organisms. By 2050, the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish.
This is why we need to 'Ban the Bottle' at Plymouth University. This change will prohibit the sale of bottled water anywhere on campus. Instead, additional water fountains will be found throughout the campus encouraging students to have their own re-usable water bottle. A range of re-usable bottles will also be sold in the SU shop.
I am currently on an exchange at the University of Western Washington. This university successfully banned the bottle in 2014 and has never looked back. This change is simple, completely feasible and essential for the well being of the Earth and all of its inhabitants.
Finally, it will save us all money, something that we all can appreciate.