Two years ago, Mount St. Agnes teacher Tony Makowski set out to track just how many disposable plastic water bottles the students at MSA were using. As part of their waste-free initiative, the school installed four refill stations in the 2013-2014 school year and students brought refillable bottles to school for their personal use. From the refill fountains, MSA was able to count the amount of bottles it was saving. As of July 6, 2015, MSA has saved an astonishing 53,291 plastic water bottles from being used!
The Bermudian called around and found that all private and most public schools on the island have a waste-free policy and discourage–or even ban–plastic water bottle usage. We wondered if MSA saved 156 plastic water bottles per student in two years, how many bottles would be saved if every student in Bermuda used a refillable water bottle?