San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this week announced the expansion of its industry-leading plastic-free policy to prohibit the sale of any beverages in plastic bottles.
In 2019, SFO became the first airport in the world to prohibit the provision or sale of single-use water bottles in plastic or aseptic paper packaging. This policy has now been expanded to prohibit the sale of any beverages, including sodas, teas and juices, in plastic or aseptic paper packaging.
SFO has provided airport retailers with a guide of approved alternatives to plastic beverage bottles. The airport has also installed 100 hydration stations across the airport to expand access and encourage passengers to bring refillable bottles.
“This is a significant moment in our goal to achieve zero waste going into landfill,” said Ivar Satero, SFO director. “We took a very important first step two years ago, and today we take the next step towards a plastic-free future. Throughout this journey, it has been our SFO business community which ensures our success, and we thank our partners for having the courage to be leaders in our industry.”