Kirk Carapezza http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Better Bring Your Own: University Of Vermont Bans Bottled Water http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/better-bring-your-own-university-vermont-bans-bottled-water When students at the <a href="http://www.uvm.edu/" target="_blank">University of Vermont</a> resume classes on the snow-covered Burlington campus Monday, something will be missing: bottled water. UVM is the latest university to ban on-campus sales of bottled water.<p>At one of UVM's recently retrofitted refill stations, students fill up their reusable bottles with tap water. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:22:00 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 8318 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Better Bring Your Own: University Of Vermont Bans Bottled Water As Battery Demand Falls, Can Energizer Keep Going? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-plant-among-energizer-facilities-wont-keep-going-and-going Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And now, let's turn to today's business bottom line. As more people buy smartphones and other devices that run on rechargeable batteries - this will come as no surprise - sales of single-use, disposable batteries are dropping; and that is not without consequences. Energizer announced this month that the company will close three plants because of decreased demand. That is a 10 percent cut of its global workforce. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:43:45 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 6858 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org