SodaStream Connect Provides Undergrads with Reusable Bottles
Last week, SodaStream representatives tabled outside of Danforth Dining Hall, passing out free reusable water bottles to undergrad students. Many students gathered near the sticker stations (pictured above) to customize their bottles. With four refill stations in place throughout the River Campus, SodaStream hopes to encourage students to stay hydrated while reducing single-use plastic bottles.
Students who picked up a bottle can download the SodaStream Connect app and sign in using the QR code on the bottle which will give them five free refills. Students can then pay $0.25 per refill from then on. Alternatively, a $10 subscription will grant them 30 days of hydration with a 100 oz limit per day.
The SodaStream Connect app has many features including a daily goal meter that helps users track how much water they’ve had in a given day. Users can also link campus currency or a credit card to their QR codes so they can simply scan their bottles and refill them. SodaStream also handed out QR stickers for those who want to use other bottles at the refill stations.
Refill stations can be found at Opti-Kale in the Georgan BME building, Hillside Market, Simon Graduate School of Business Cafe, and Connections Coffee Shop in the library. Each station can provide carbonated, flavored, and even filtered water.
Even if students choose not to use the SodaStream stations, they can still use the metal bottle at dining halls or the various water filling stations on campus.
Written by Emily Su, Class of 2022.