San Francisco Bans Single-Use Plastic Bottled Water


Chapter: San Francisco
State: CA
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Launch Date: October 24 2013
Completion Date: March 04 2014
Status: Victory

A passing vote to ban plastic bottled water on City property, as outlined in the legislation.

The San Francisco Chapter is supporting a City-led effort to decrease the amount of plastic water bottles sold or distributed on City property. The initiative was introduced by Supervisor David Chui and with support from the San Francisco Department of the Environment. On March 4th, legislation passed unanimously to ban the sale and distribution of plastic bottled water 21 ounces or less on City property. In conjunction, the City is required to take action to increase access to water in public places. Where feasible, it requires that drinking fountains, filling stations, and hook-ups for events be installed as part of a renovation in a heavily used public park or plaza.