San Francisco International Airport, one of the largest airports in the country, announced that it will ban the sale of disposable water bottle bottles later this month.
From August 20, tenants, suppliers and permits will be prohibited from supplying or selling "bottled water in containers containing plastic or aseptic paper packaging, including vending machines," the airport said.
"Reusable water bottles, recyclable aluminum, glass and certified compostable water bottles can be delivered or sold instead," it added.
The airport added that the ban would apply to purified water, mineral water, carbonated water and electrolyte-enhanced water, but would exclude flavored water.
In an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle published Friday, Doug Yakel, a spokesman for the airport, said the facility is "the first airport we are aware of to make this change."
"We are at the forefront of industry, and we want to push the boundaries of sustainability initiatives, he continued.
" Our hope is that migration will continue, where it will affect soft drinks and tea and juices and other flavors of drink. to the point where, in the future, it is realistic for us to extend this ban on plastic bottles, "Yakel added. “Will this be the last change? Hopefully not. "