San Francisco International Airport to become world’s first zero waste airport

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  • San Francisco International Airports, as a part of the initiative to end the pollution, is rolling out a ban to end the sale of plastic water bottles.
  • The ban is the part of airport efforts to become the world’s first zero-waste airport by 2021.
  • Earlier, the airport banned single-use food items like napkins and straws.
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SFO bans plastic bottled water to become the world’s first zero waster airport by 2021 – photo source CNN.

Plastic, no doubt, is very useful and convenient all the same as it can be carried anywhere easily and help with packaging, food safety, clothing, and exists in a variety of forms. The problem that lies with it is all concerned with its degradation and decomposition as it doesn’t rot like other biodegradable materials and remains the part of the environment for years.

Reports also emerged founding the plastic traces into the aquatic animals and the human beings that feed upon them were also found with plastic traces – the undigestible material. Most of the plastic that human produces and dispose-off into the environment causes the problem to humanity itself.

San Francisco International Airports, as a part of the initiative to end the pollution, is rolling out a ban to end the sale of plastic water bottles at its stores, restaurants, and at vending machines. The ban that was enforced this Tuesday is the part of the airport’s efforts to become the world’s first zero-waste airport by 2021.

In an earlier such move, the airport had banned single-use food items like napkins and straws. Prior to the ban, the airport used to sell thousands of water bottles each day and generated about 28 million pounds of waste on a yearly basis.

The airport will sell-off what’s currently in stock and once the stock sells out the passengers will be required to refill their own reusable water containers at any of the hydration stations out of about 100 hydration stations or purchase water in glass or aluminum containers.

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However, the ban does not apply to flavored drinks like soda and juice. Currently, the ban applies to the airport not to the airlines flying in or out. CBS This Morning quoted the airport saying that it’s first to ban plastic water bottles but hoping that the idea will spread to other airports and airlines as well.

How do you support the idea of banning the use of plastic bottles excluding those filled with the processed drinks and eatables? Share your thoughts in the comment section

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