The University of Vermont has banned the sale of bottled water on campus, NPR reports. It follows Concord, Massachusetts, which banned the sale of single-serving bottles of water in stores.
I'm a tap-water, not bottled-water, guy myself, but as one commenter pointed out, the law of unintended consequences applies: "The missing information here is whether soda cans are still on sale on the campus. While I understand the motivation behind this move I wonder if the result may not just be that students drink less water and more soft drinks."
My vague impression is that the main thing that was sipped or guzzled at UVM was beer, with milkshakes a distant but respectable second. It'd be interesting if someone compared the pollution effect of those milkshake-producing cows with that of the plastic water bottles.