News ID: 261310
Published: 1125 GMT November 09, 2019

Glasgow students ditch plastic cups, bottles for tap water in new campaign

Glasgow students ditch plastic cups, bottles for tap water in new campaign

Glasgow students are being encouraged to stay hydrated in school using refillable bottles and taps provided by a new partnership with Scottish Water.

Glasgow Clyde College has teamed up with Scotland’s public water provider to spread awareness of the benefits and to get students and staff at three of the facility sites — Cardonald, Anniesland and Langside — to use more sustainable measures, reported.

There will be labelled drinking water points at the three campus locations provided by the Your Water Your Life Campaign.

Single use cups at the Cardonald campus are also being removed and replaced with a reusable alternative

Both the colleges and Scottish Water are urging the 17,000 students and 1100 staff to carry a reusable bottle and top up with fresh, clear Scottish water at 47 hydration points.

Andrew Walker, head of Communication at Scottish Water, said, “The opportunity to team up with a forward-thinking, dynamic further education establishment like this is a simple but effective way of reminding students and staff to stay hydrated. In doing so, they can unlock the benefits of being environmentally sustainable as well as boosting performance in their studies and work.

“We’re delighted the college provides water points for students and staff. We’re doubly delighted we can team up and promote Scotland’s clean, fresh drinking water and the use of refillable bottles as part of our Your Water Your Life program.”

The college will continue to raise awareness of the campaign across each campus and their digital channels throughout the academic year.

Jon Vincent, principal of Glasgow Clyde College, added, “We’re working hard to reduce our use of single use plastic at the college, and we actively encourage our students and staff to bring their reusable bottles and top up from our refill points.

“This partnership will remind us all to take advantage of the great drinking water we have on tap in Scotland.”


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