San Francisco Airport Bans the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

Aug 2, 2019

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If you’ve been putting off buying a refillable water bottle before your next trip, you may want to hurry up. San Francisco International (SFO) has decided to ban the sale of plastic water bottles at the airport, effective August 20, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

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The ban is coming because of an ordinance passed by the city of San Francisco in 2014. The policy banned the sale of plastic water bottles on city-owned property.

The change is part of SFO’s zero-waste effort to divert 90% of landfill waste by 2021 through composting, recycling and encouraging travelers to bring reusable products. The airport has installed hydration stations throughout its terminals for travelers to refill water bottles on the go.

Facing growing concerns about sustainability in travel, measures like this one help to curb the environmental impact of air travel.

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SFO spokesman Doug Yakel told the Chronicle that SFO is the first airport in the country to take this step. “We’re on the leading edge for the industry,” he said, “and we want to push the boundaries of sustainability initiatives.”

Photo Courtesy of San Francisco International Airport.

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