The University of Vermont actually enacted a ban on selling single use plastic water bottles that is similar to the one we have been working on. The ban was put in place in 2012 and reports have come out now about the stats regarding the usage since then. Unfortunately the results aren’t so good. In fact students at UV actually began using more single use bottles and instead of drinking water they were just drinking other unhealthy drinks.
I found the full story here at NPR. It’s definitely worth a listen/read especially because we are trying to do something that is so similar.