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Warning to plastic bottled water drinkers at SFO, no longer offered for sale 20Aug'19

Warning to plastic bottled water drinkers at SFO, no longer offered for sale 20Aug'19

Old Aug 19, 19, 6:33 pm
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Warning to plastic bottled water drinkers at SFO, no longer offered for sale 20Aug'19

https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-wi...xt-11566158511

Starting Tuesday, the sale of plastic water bottles will be banned at San Francisco International Airport

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Old Aug 19, 19, 6:41 pm
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" Starting Tuesday, the sale of plastic water bottles will be banned at San Francisco International Airport, one of the few places they actually make sense. California has many dumb laws and statutes and bans, but this one is especially brainless—spurred by futile self-righteousness. "
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Old Aug 19, 19, 6:47 pm
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We travel with foldable, roll-up water bottles.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 6:52 pm
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This is a great move and long overdue. Every airport should follow suit.

I can't tell if the "article" is tongue-in-cheek, or if the author actually believes what he's written.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 7:28 pm
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For those that want to discuss what led to this ban (a city ordinance against plastic water bottles sales on city-own property), please see
SFO bans sale of single use plastic water bottles

Let's not get OMNI here either

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Old Aug 19, 19, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
For those that want to discuss what led to this ban (a city ordinance against plastic water bottles sales on city-own property), please see
SFO bans sale of single use plastic water bottles
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Thanks. I’m surprised I missed the post containing the article you referenced.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 7:41 pm
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What I don't understand is this is water bottles only. So anything else including flavored water is allowed to be sold. Seems like consumers may just buy different options which may be unhealthy. I'm hoping the vendors sell some type of water in another bottle. I don't like to rely on the FAs to keep me hydrated. I also don't want to travel with a container for water.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 7:56 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10 View Post
I'm hoping the vendors sell some type of water in another bottle.
There are companies selling water in paper cartons similar to milk cartons (though still single-use), and in glass.

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I also don't want to travel with a container for water.
This is still the best option. Paying $3 or more for something that it given away for free is a good definition of insanity.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 8:05 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
There are companies selling water in paper cartons similar to milk cartons (though still single-use), and in glass.


This is still the best option. Paying $3 or more for something that it given away for free is a good definition of insanity.
I agree airport pricing is crazy. I like the idea of water fountains. However, this requires the airports to keep them clean and properly serviced. I don't really trust airport authorities to do so. Just seems odd I can still buy a diet coke or hint water. You'd think they just ban all plastic.
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UA related: what about lounges? Will UA no longer stock water bottles at its SFO facilities?

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Old Aug 19, 19, 8:15 pm
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I have no problem refilling a reusable bottle, but airports need to make sure there are plenty of refill stations available and that the water is actually palatable. I tried this in PHX recently and nearly puked when I took a drink of the water. It was so nasty, I gladly purchased an expensive water.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 8:37 pm
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There a number of user-supplied bottle refill stations at SFO. Such as by the food court area of concourse F and in concourse E Gate 68
https://www.flysfo.com/content/hydra...ons-terminal-3
with Hetch Hetchy / Sierra water

Enter Hydration Stations on https://www.flysfo.com/maps
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Old Aug 19, 19, 8:42 pm
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Do they sell sparkling water in glass bottles (e.g., San Pellegrino)?

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Old Aug 19, 19, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by GeezerCouple View Post
Do they sell sparkling water in glass bottles (e.g., San Pellegrino)?

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Yes, only plastic water bottles are not allowed.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 8:48 pm
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Selling glass bottles at the airport. I can’t think of any bad things happening.
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