I approached this project through being elected to the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Students' Union. Through working with other elected students we took on a education and pledge campaign to both educate the campus community on issues associated with disposable plastic bottles and to gain broad support for this project on campus. By winter 2013 we collected approximately 3000 signatures of support from students, faculty, and staff, as well as 14 departmental endorsements to ban the sale of all disposable plastic bottles. In response to this movement the institution tasked the TRU Department of Environment and Sustainability to do an evidence based review of the environmental costs of disposable plastic bottles. Myself and other members of the TRU Students' Union presented to this process, as did other community groups, as well as representatives from Coca-Cola and the Canadian Beverage Association. The final recommendation from this review was not to ban the sale of disposable plastic bottles on campus. There was a recognition of the environmental risks of plastic bottles though, and a stakeholders committee was struck in order to increase recycling rates on campus and move towards targeted reductions in the sale of plastic bottles on campus.