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San Francisco airport is banning plastic water bottles today

San Francisco airport is banning plastic water bottles today
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In line with San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) five-year strategic plan launched in 2016, the airport will no longer sell plastic water bottles from today.  

Flyers will now have to carry their own refillable bottles made of aluminum, glass or certified compostable materials – or buy them on-site.

This ban is further to the airport’s decision to stop the distribution of single-use plastic straws after the city law became effective in July. However, there is no restriction to flavored drinks like soda, iced tea or coffee and juice.

The airport’s official website stated that the changes are in effect in order to make SFO a zero landfill waste producer by 2021. 

Moreover, it wants to reduce net carbon emissions and energy use, to comply with the city’s municipal government order in 2014.

The airport has installed almost 100 water-bottle filling stations where travelers can refill their bottles and has instructed all eateries within the premises to give customers compostable single-use food service ware, including straws, plates, and food containers.

SFO spokesman Doug Yakel told   San Francisco Chronicle, “We’re the first airport that we’re aware of to implement this change.”

“We’re on the leading edge for the industry, and we want to push the boundaries of sustainability initiatives.”

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