San Francisco International Airport has banned the sale of plastic water bottles at stores, restaurants and vending machines inside the airport. The airport is trying to become the world's first zero-waste airport by 2021.
San Francisco International said each guest that comes through the airport produces half a pound of trash. The airport is taking some measures to eliminate waste such as
- cutting back on single-use food items like napkins and straws
- add 100 "hydration stations"
- encourage visitors to buy water in glass or aluminum containers.
Before the ban, the airport would sell about 10,000 bottles of water/day and generate about 28 million pounds of waste/year.
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