Question: Since 2009, when the university became the first in the nation to ban the sale of plastic single-use water bottles, how have sales of bottled beverages changed at Washington University?
Answer: A) Sales of bottled beverages have plummeted 39 percent since the 2009 ban, part of efforts to reduce the university’s environmental impact. Soda fountain sales also have dropped, meaning students, faculty and staff are not replacing bottled water with sugary drinks.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Myra Lopez, of the Institute for School Partnership, who will receive an “I Knew WashU!” luggage tag!
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