Bye-Bye Bottled Water

Queen’s delivered on its promise to ban bottled water sales across campus in an effort to curb waste and promote sustainable water practices. As of September 1, 2012 bottled water is no longer available in vending machines, retail outlets or at catered events.

The ban aims to reduce the 98,000 plastic bottles that go through the university’s waste and recycling system each year. In addition, with the ban, the university avoids contributing to the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production and transportation of bottled water.  Nearly 60 bottle-filling stations and 130 traditional drinking fountains are available across campus.

98,000 fewer water bottles on campus each year

  • [Water station on campus]