Sales of bottled water banned at Catholic schools

Students at Catholic schools in Saskatoon in Canada will no longer be able to buy a bottle of water at school.

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) is eliminating plastic bottled water from vending machines, cafeterias, school-related events and meetings.

The reasons given are environmental consciousness and solidarity with people in the world who lack clean drinking water.

There will be water-filling stations at the schools so students will be able to fill their own bottles.

Students will also be able to bring their own bottled water to school.

In 2009, the University of Winnepeg in Canada also banned bottled water sales on campus.

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