San Francisco International Airport to ban single-use plastic water bottles

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San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has announced in August that it will ban the sales of single-use plastic water bottles. The ban has gone into effect on 20 August 2019, after already regulating the circulation of single-use plastic straws in July. 

In 2016, SFO had announced a five-year programme, after which SFO hopes to become a zero-waste-to-landfill facility. In anticipation, the airport has placed 100 water refill stations. The ban will also strictly regulate products that claim to be zero-waste. Each product with such a claim must be approved by the Biodegradable Plastics Institute (BPI).