An interesting story is developing involving Brown University and nearly ninety other schools across the country related to the banning or restricting the use of bottled water on campus.
Last month Bloomberg News posted a piece on s growing campus movement which involves many of the Ivy League colleges as well as others across the US.
Brown University has been a leader in the fight against bottled water. Their Beyond the Bottle movement is active on campus among students and staff. Beyond the Bottle started in 2009 and encourages the use of tap water instead of pre-packaged bottled water.
Many schools have restricted the use of bottled water at events and meetings encouraging community members to seek more sustainable alternatives.
According the Bloomberg News story the bottled water industry isn't terribly concerned.
There "are really serious issues over here, and now you're dealing with bottled water?" Joe Doss, president of the International Bottled Water Association, based in Alexandria, Va., said. While "there are anti- bottled-water groups going from campus to campus," Doss said he doesn't consider it "a big threat" at this point.