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South Burlington schools use community grants to reduce plastic waste

Three South Burlington elementary schools and the middle school have installed water bottle fill stations in an effort to reduce plastic bottle waste and improve health of students via promoting water consumption as a healthy beverage choice. Water bottle fill stations at South Burlington schools

The water fill stations were made possible through CSWD’s Community Waste Reduction Grant program, and were installed over the recent spring break.

School nurse Sue Barry says “The students are really enjoying using the water bottle refill station in our cafeteria. At Orchard School, between yesterday and today the counter has already gone from 390 to 820 bottles saved and we’re only in the third of six lunch periods.”

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Rhonda Mace
Rhonda Mace
School Outreach Coordinator at CSWD
When she's not setting up a worm composting farm or conducting a waste audit, Rhonda likes to hike and observe nature (she really digs bugs), ride her bike (preferably on the bike path) and cook with locally grown (mostly from her garden) foods. You can reach her at 802-872-8100 x211.