Dear 100 Hour Board,
Out of all the drinking fountains on campus with water bottle sensors, which has saved the most plastic water bottles from being wasted?
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The one that's been used the most.
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I just want to come in here and say that the "water bottles saved" metric is totally flawed. It makes the huge assumption that every time a water bottle is filled up it replaces 1 disposable bottle. That's a pretty terrible assumption, I fill up a water bottle 2-3 times a day. Does that mean if they didn't have the water bottle stations, I would use ~1,000 water bottles a year? No!
Also, how do you account for recycling? And how do you account for the plastic or materials that are used by the refillable water bottle?
Furthermore, it's highly unlikely that water bottles thrown away in Utah will make their way into the ocean. It'll likely just end up in a local landfill, or the local landscape
Now that I've crushed everyone's hopes and dreams, my best bet is for one of the drinking fountains in the Tanner Building. Everyone I've talked to about this has said the only place they ever see lines to fill water bottles is the Tanner Building. Plus, I think literally every student in the business school has one of those hydro-flasks with several dozen stickers on it. Hope this helps!