UL Students Target Plastic Bottle Use

Students at the University of Limerick have avoided using over half a million plastic bottles since the college put in new drinking water taps a year ago.

UL’s student Environmental Society came up with the idea, and there are now 18 of the water fountains on campus.

The plan is to increase that number to 43, and ultimately cut out the use of seven million plastic bottles a year.


Chris Fogarty, energy manager at the university, says avoiding creating rubbish is far better than recycling it.