SFO Bans Sale of Plastic for Water Bottles but not for Other Drinks

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) bans sale plastic water bottles effective August 20, 2019, according to an August 5, 2019 Washington Post story. It notes that “… shops, restaurants, lounges and vending machines will not be allowed to sell or offer water in plastic bottles. Instead, passengers are encouraged to bring their own containers and refill them at stations around the airport … Although public reaction has mostly been positive, the news has resulted in some disgruntled business travelers who bristle at the inconvenience of having one more item to pack, while proponents of the ban think it doesn’t go far enough. Sodas, juices and flavored water can still be sold in plastic bottles. ‘So, what they’re saying is we should drink more soda?’ asked one man on Twitter …”