Plas­tics protest

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE -

Suzan Zagh­mouth, 20, came from Hous­ton to the Uni­ver­sity of Texas to help protest H2Orange bot­tled wa­ter on Fri­day and to ask the uni­ver­sity to pro­mote re­us­able wa­ter bot­tles over dis­pos­able plas­tic ones. Sales of the wa­ter in a bot­tle shaped like the UT Tower will help raise schol­ar­ship money. Pro­test­ers said the bot­tle un­der­mines Austin’s Zero Waste Goal and UT Cam­pus Sus­tain­abil­ity Pol­icy. H2Orange co-founders Steve Gura­sich and Tim McClure said that the bot­tle is 100 per­cent re­cy­clable and that the com­pany has bought car­bon cred­its, which fund projects aimed at re­duc­ing green­house gases, through Green Moun­tain En­ergy.

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