San Francisco Airport Bans the Sell of Single-Use Plastic Bottles

Anurag Sharma
Anurag Sharma

Updated · Aug 5, 2019

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To adopt the environment-friendly policy, the San Francisco Airport has banned the sale of Single-Use plastic water bottles at the premises. From August 20, 2019, no one will be permitted to sell the single-use plastic water bottles in the Airport premises. All of the restaurants, cafes, and vending machine owners will have to follow the rules regarding the sale of single-use plastic bottles. The only exception for this new rule is the flavored water, which can be sold in a plastic water bottle. Those passengers willing to get a bottle of water should bring one from home and refill it at the Airport. Otherwise, they can purchase an aluminum water bottle at the duty-free shops in the Airport.

With the plan of cutting down the Carbon Emissions, the San Francisco Airport is taking strict actions. This environment-friendly decision is going to help the Airport to cut down the clutter and also the carbon footprint emissions. On all of the city-owned properties, the sale of single-use plastic water bottles is banned in the United States of America as per the 2014 ordinance. But the directive is being followed in 2019, after five full years.

With the decision of banning the single-use plastic bottles, some of the restaurants and cafes have switched to the glasses or reusable water bottles. Although not all have adopted the rules, they have time till August 20, 2019. The decision might be difficult for the passengers at the Airport, as purchasing the bottle of water will be more expensive. With the shift to aluminum water bottles or reusable water bottles, the prices will increase more than the current rates. The passengers will now have to bring their plastic water bottles and refill it at the Airport, or purchase an expensive bottle at the airport restaurants and cafes.


Anurag Sharma

Anurag Sharma

He has been helping in business of varied scales, with key strategic decisions. He is a specialist in healthcare, medical devices, and life-science, and has accurately predicted the trends in the market. Anurag is a fervent traveller, and is passionate in exploring untouched places and locations. In his free time, he loves to introspect and plan ahead.