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Muskegon County board pledges to stop using bottle water

The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners has decided to replace bottles of water offered at meetings with reusable tumblers.

Commissioners voted unanimously last Tuesday to stop buying bottled water after hearing a presentation by the county's sustainability coordinator, Sara Dumm, on how employees are being encouraged to use washable tumblers.

Dumm is giving away 200 gift packages of reusable bags, cups and travel coffee mugs to county employees who pledge to not use disposable products.

Dumm tells the Muskegon Chronicle that she would like to see departments compete to see which can have the most employees to take the pledge.

Three water-bottle filling stations recently were installed in the county's offices.

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