I love this initiative happening on campus through our Student Sustainability Initiative’s Adopt-a-Bottle program. The Purpose: (1) Increase accessibility of drinking tap water on campus; (2) Repurpose unclaimed bottles to avoid waste
Currently, unclaimed water bottles are sent to Surplus where they are cataloged, held in lost and found for 30 days, and then put up for sale but there is an excess of bottles that are never sold. The adopt-a-bottle program would take those unclaimed excess water bottles, have them thoroughly sanitized (by Housing and Dining, according to the local Health Department regulations), and make them available to campus students, faculty, and staff for free. The bottles will have a seal/sticker over the top to indicate it has been sanitized and part of the project. Then, they will be available for people to take if they do not have their own reusable bottle because they cannot afford one, lost one, or just forgot their bottle that day.
The main location is the library – the heaviest traffic, the largest building, and the only building opened 24/5!