This semester a refreshing addition to Nevada Dining's sustainability efforts has arrived at Pack Place - the SodaStream. This innovative machine is not only quenching thirst but also making a significant impact on the environment by encouraging recycling and reducing single-use plastic waste.
The SodaStream machine has quickly become a favorite among students and staff. It offers a range of beverage options, from classic sodas to refreshing sparkling water, and allows users to utilize reusable bottles for dispensing drinks. This small change in beverage consumption has the potential to make a massive difference.
But the innovation doesn't stop at just providing a sustainable alternative to bottled drinks. The SodaStream allows users to create personalized profiles that help them stay on track with their daily water intake. Users can also customize their profile with their favorite flavors, and the machine will remember their preferences for the next time you're ready to fill up. It's a small yet meaningful touch that enhances the overall SodaStream experience and reinforces Nevada Dining's commitment to sustainability and health.
During the recent Sustainability Market in September, Nevada Dining took the opportunity to introduce this exciting initiative to the university community. Students, faculty, and staff were educated about the environmental benefits of SodaStream, and reusable SodaStream water bottles were given out to promote the use of this sustainable machine.
The impact of SodaStream's sustainability efforts is nothing short of impressive. By 2025, SodaStream is projected to save up to a staggering 76 billion single-use plastic bottles from cluttering our planet. In the 2017-18 period alone, SodaStreamers from across the globe prevented over 6.3 billion plastic bottles and cans from polluting the environment. These numbers underscore the significant role this machine plays in reducing plastic waste.
This sustainable addition to Pack Place is not just about reducing our carbon footprint; it's about encouraging healthier habits too. By reducing the university's consumption of single-use plastic bottles, Nevada Dining is setting an example of how small changes in our daily routines can make a world of difference. Cheers to Nevada Dining for leading the way in sustainable dining practices!