San Francisco bans bottle water

2014-03-13 11:45

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Cape Town – San Francisco has officially banned bottle water, a board of supervisors unanimously voted to ban the city from buying bottled water.

Known as a leading city in the US for its environmental policy San Francisco will stop buying water bottles made with plastic. The city has also banned the distribution of bottles that are smaller than 620ml.

According to the San Francisco Bay Guardian the ban will commence from 1 October and will exclude bottles used in sporting events and marathons.

San Francisco’s board president David Chiu argues the importance of combating climate change and fighting to save the environment. He asked for widespread support of the banning.

Chiu encouraged reducing the use of plastic water bottles and serving water bottles in San Francisco.

This will no doubt have a significant impact on the $60bn bottle water industry in the US.

Those who refuse to adhere to the ban will face fines of up to $1 000.
Read more on:    us  |  environment  |  climate change

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