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Key plastic distribution practices at 100 largest & leading U.S. Colleges.  On-campus sources include stores, school cafeterias, and fast food outlets. 

Information found through searches of university websites, news, social media and direct observation. 


Ban: University policy or state/local regulation prevents distribution of the plastic item.

Distributed Now: No restriction & item seen distributed on campus.

Not Seen: while no ban exists, item not seen distributed on campus. 

Help on Social Media: Survey your school & share on Twitter or Snapchat with #collegeplastic. Ask @company to ban plastic bags, straws & polystyrene foam containers at @yourschool #collegeplastic

U.S. Universities of any size are encouraged to submit information to

Spreadsheet with links to ban information available here. 

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