Campus celebrates bottled water ban

The University of Vermont is celebrating the end of bottled water sales on its Burlington campus. The school held a ‘‘bottled water retirement party’’ Wednesday that was highlighted by people walking through an arch made from 3,000 empty water bottles. The sculpture, which took three months to construct, is dubbed a ‘‘monument to waste.’’ The ban takes effect Jan. 1. UVM said about 50 schools have imposed full or partial bottled water bans, but it is the first public university in the country to end the sale of bottled water.