Did you know 80% of the bottled water we buy end up in landfills? 1
The ‘Take Back the Tap’ campaign aims to educate the Humber community about the negative impacts of drinking from single-use plastic bottles and to choose the better alternative of tap water instead.
Our current exhibit displaying this campaign, and our mascot Spyro the Whale is at the Welcome Centre Interpretive Centre at Lakeshore. Check it out until December 21st.
We encourage students, staff, and faculty to commit to using their reusable bottles by pledging to #TakeBackTheTap, which will help us achieve our goal of reducing the consumption and sale of plastic bottled water on campus. This is a pressing issue for many reasons, including the following:
- Plastic waste generated by bottled water adds to the 18 billion pounds of plastic that ends up in the ocean each year2;
- PET plastic fragments release toxins which pollute our oceans and soil, and harm all life3;
- Our safe and high quality municipal tap water is tested and monitored frequently4;
- Clean drinking water is a basic human right, not a commodity.5
See our FACT SHEET for more reasons on why you should #TakeBackTheTap.