Sample Report on The banning of bottled water at Trent University

Business Consulting Report

Executive Summary

The banning of bottled water at Trent University based its decision on the claim that transportation of water from a distant source via truck, rail, boat, and even by air could lead to environmental contamination. Additionally, policymakers argued that the disposal of the plastic containers could lead to possible water quality issues from the plastic hence, discontinuation of bottled water at the campus grounds. The initiative by Trent University materialized courtesy of the university administration who, through the findings submitted by 200 staff and faculty members along with 600 students. Rudimentary, this unraveled how best the institution can achieve its goals and objectives through a collaboration of students and the university. Furthermore, it serves the purpose of demonstrating how dedicated Trent University is as far as ensuring environmental justice is concerned. However, the making of this policy did not consider the negative ramification that it would have on others.


Because of the incongruence of the policy with the bottled water policy at Trent University, allowing bottled water back will help to solve the many issues arising from the policy. This will provide the making of a better policy that addresses various critical issues to serve not only a fraction of other people’s interest but all populations within the cam

The Scope

The scope of the project provides reliable coverage of all issues of water with arguments that the environmental issues embedded in bottled water can be addressed properly without necessarily banning bottled water. Because students, as well as staff, can act responsibly to ensure environmental conservation, this can be ensured through proper disposal of bottles as well as educating the public on the importance of environmental conservation.

Requirements: Policies, Restriction, Limitations

Drawing upon the evaluations on the setbacks of bottled water policy at Trent University, allowing back bottled water will see the introduction of new policies that will seek to reduce or ultimately do away with environmental issues arising from bottled water at the university. Proper dumping and disposal of water bottles policies and restrictions will be introduced as a measure to reduce the effect of these bottles at the university.


As regards this proposal, bottled water will be provided within the campus and through the policies and restrictions, dumping and disposal of wastes from bottled water will be followed responsibly. There will be litter bins placed strategically at various points within the campus to encourage good dumping habits among the many residents within the campus. No other fees are other than those incurred in the business consulting services as shown in the invoice below.

Project Management Process

The fact that flavored water bottles, ice tea bottles, and milk bottles are shipped to Trent via truck, rail, boat, as well as through air, contradicts the idea of outlawing only natural bottled water. The water quality issues from the plastic can be resolved if the campus as a community acted responsibly and help in ensuring the sustainability of our environment by throwing water bottles in the recycle bins for proper disposal. Besides, chemicals from the water treatment can contaminate the drinking water delivered to residential homes that are meant to purify. The water that is available in tap does not provide confidence to every person. Many people claim that tap water does not suit them and that they are only comfortable with drinking bottled water. If this is the case, then those people will remain thirsty while on campus. As mentioned early, the implementation of a policy influences individuals differently, which then stresses the fact that proper consideration should be prioritized to the imminent ramifications of such policies as riveted by Trent University.

Therefore, in consideration of the prevailing issues emanating from this policy, there is a need to rescind this policy and instead implement a justifiable policy that addresses the needs and wishes of all individuals within the university. As a leader in the advocacy of both social and environmental justice, it will be ideal for the university to consider other viable options that will not instill further costs on the institution as well as to the student fraternity. A 2-weeks training of various shareholders will be effected for the purposes of disseminating the relevant knowledge and information


A Consultant’s Invoice-                                                                                                        $ 100

2-Week training to impart knowledge for the proposed policy-Approximately             $ 1200

Any other costs                                                                                                                       $ 500

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30 March, 2014 1 A consultant’s report concerning bottled water policy at Trent University $100.00


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