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Ban the Bottle

College campuses across the country are restricting or banning the sale of bottled water. Instead they're promoting "hydration stations," where students can fill up their own reusable bottles with filtered tap water. The groups behind "ban the bottle" campaigns cite environmental concerns over plastic bottle manufacture and waste as their motivation. But critics say students have a right to choose what they drink, and that without bottled water on offer, students will reach for sugary beverages like soda instead. We explore the debate over banning the bottle on campuses.

International Bottled Water Association Video

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