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From Gamechangers in the film and television industry to having plastic bottle single use policy changed - Edith Cowan University is designing new initiatives to influence the community.

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https://www.ecu.edu.au/news/latest-news/2018/07/single-use-water-bottle-days-are-numbered-at-ecu

Single use water bottle days are numbered at Edith Cowan University Western Australia


  • Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman CBE and student Ana Neves show off bottles being phased out at ECU.
  • Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman CBE and student Ana Neves show off bottles being phased out at ECU.

ECU will begin phasing out single use plastic water bottles and straws across its three campuses as part of a joint initiative with the ECU Guild.

ECU is believed to be the first WA University to limit the use of plastic water bottles on campus.

Similarly, the ECU Guild has pledged to no longer permit the sale of single use plastic water bottles at its events, instead providing hydration stations.

The University is also investigating:

  • Increasing the number of water fountains on campus
  • Discussing with commercial tenants alternatives to single use water bottles
  • Offering free or discounted multi-use water bottles on campus

ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman CBE said it was a big step forward for the University.

“With around 30,000 students and 1800 staff, we can make a huge difference by taking this first step to limit single use plastic water bottles at our campus events,” Professor Chapman said.

“This is not a ban. This is about education and providing alternatives. By offering high quality, convenient options to students, staff and visitors, we are confident we can reduce the demand for single use plastic water bottles on our campuses.

Fast facts:

  • Although plastic bottles are recyclable, many end up in landfill and take up to 1000 years to break down.
  • Single use water bottles are among the top ten most common items picked up during Clean Up Australia Day.

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