It’s been discussed a bit before, but I think a solid idea to lower plastic waste on campus would be by giving all freshman a metal or plastic refillable water bottle, whilst getting rid of plastic cups and purchasable plastic bottles in reamer. This plan would only work if we got rid of plastics in reamer, as it would force students to use the water bottles that are given to them. Union already has refill stations in place around campus, so the only real cost would be the purchasing of the bottles for incoming freshmen. The campus would also save money, as the cost of purchasing plastic water bottles and cups for reamer would be taken out. Also, by having students use their own bottles, the mindset of not wasting plastic would also be instilled in the campus community and would hopefully be remembered for the rest of their lives.