Make Your Voice Heard- Keep the Caps at Loyola University Chicago
We, the undersigned students, faculty, and staff of Loyola University Chicago want to make our voice heard- we support the sale of bottled water on campus. Our reasons are as follows: 1) Restricting the sale of bottled water violates the Consumer's Right to Choose. 2) The market will regulate itself if consumers are educated enough about the harmful effects of bottled water. 3) Banning the sale of bottled water is inconsistent- even if plastic water bottles are taken off the shelves there will still be plastic bottling for soda, tea, flavored water, and many food items. Preventing the sale of bottled water only solves one part of a massive problem but at a huge cost to consumers. 4) Banning the sale of bottled water sets a bad precedent for future administrations. 5) Preventing the sale of bottled water literally tells businesses what they can and cannot sell and it tells consumers what they can and cannot buy. 6) By banning the sale of bottled water, the administration would be presuming to know what is best for each and every person on campus, something that cannot be presumed. 7) Lastly, we recognize that bottled water companies such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestle are taking initiatives to reduce their environmental impact in the production and byproducts of bottled water. We believe the issue of bottled water can be addressed in ways besides the prevention of sales of bottled water on campus. Therefore we, the undersigned, want to make our voices heard- we want to preserve the sale of bottled water on campus.
PepsiCo's sustainability initiatives:
Coca-Cola's water initiatives: