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We believe that water should be safe, accessible, and affordable for all. Water is a human right and a basic public service, not a corporate commodity. Plastic water bottle use should be reduced on campus. More well-maintained hydration station for reusable water bottles should be installed on campus.
We as the members of Students for an Environmentally Active Campus want Marquette to become a greener campus and inspire other campuses around the nation.

THE FACTS:
Tap water costs about $0.002 per gallon. Bottled water ranges from $0.89-$8.26 per gallon.
U.S plastic bottle production requires more than 17 million barrels of oil, enough to fuel one million cars.
Phthalates - chemicals used to soften plastics, including plastic water bottles - can disrupt human endocrine function. Disrupting these bodily processes can lead to birth defects, cancer, or developmental problems in babies and children.
About 86% of plastic water bottles end up in the garbage instead of being recycled. That amounts to 2 million tons of PET plastic bottles piling up in the US landfills every year.

Letter to
Marquette University
Reduce the use of plastic water bottles on campus

We believe that water should be safe, accessible, and affordable for all. Water is a human right and a basic public service, not a corporate commodity. Plastic water bottle use should be reduced on campus. More well-maintained hydration station for reusable water bottles should be installed on campus.
We as the members of Students for an Environmentally Active Campus want Marquette to become a greener campus and inspire other campuses around the nation.

THE FACTS:
Tap water costs about $0.002 per gallon. Bottled water ranges from $0.89-$8.26 per gallon.
U.S plastic bottle production requires more than 17 million barrels of oil, enough to fuel one million cars.
Phthalates - chemicals used to soften plastics, including plastic water bottles - can disrupt human endocrine function. Disrupting these bodily processes can lead to birth defects, cancer, or developmental problems in babies and children.
About 86% of plastic water bottles end up in the garbage instead of being recycled. That amounts to 2 million tons of PET plastic bottles piling up in the US landfills every year.