FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Traveler of the year

SFO’s Plastic Water Bottle Ban

by John Wroblewski

Sep 21, 2019

© Philipmorch | Dreamstime.com

San Francisco International Airport just introduced a new policy that bans single-use plastic water bottles, another step toward SFO’s goal of zero waste going to landfills by 2021.

ID 126871330 © Philipmorch | Dreamstime.com

On Aug. 20 the airport became the first in the country to ban single-use plastic water containers, including sealed boxes, bags, cans, bottles and other receptacles of less than one-liter capacity. These items are no longer sold anywhere in the airport. Single-use bottled water is still available throughout the airport, but will now only be in recyclable packaging.

Travelers can also fill their own containers at any of the hydration stations in the airport. SFO started installing filtered water dispensers in 2011. Currently there are more than 100, with plans to install more.

The ban extends to all forms of unflavored water including purified, mineral, vitamin, sparkling, electrolyte and others. Flavored drinks, teas, sodas, juices and others are not affected. The ban also does not apply to beverages served on board planes.

SFO spokesman Doug Yakel expects this to be just the initial phase of what will become a much broader ban. SFO already requested all vendors switch to recyclable products for containers, utensils and all other single-use foodware.

Reports show less than 25 percent of plastic bottles get recycled. Furthermore, airline passengers account for approximately 28 million pounds of waste annually.

SFO took the lead on this, and other airports will follow. Vendors will start producing more products in recyclable packaging. Things won’t change overnight, but they are headed in a more environmentally friendly direction.

— John Wroblewski, online writer

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Explore Excursions

#globility

Insta Feed
Airlines
Jun 13, 2024

Fly to These Summer Destinations with JSX

JSX, known for its 5-star, hop-on jet service, is set to relaunch its seasonal summer route to Taos (TSM) June 28 with flights from Dallas (DAL) and Denver/Boulder (BJC).

Why Buy Annual Travel Insurance?

One affordable plan can protect an entire year of trips: business or pleasure, short or long, domestic or international.

Daily
Jun 13, 2024

Classic Film Comes to Austin’s Century-Old Movie Palace for 50th Summer Classic Film Series

Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, celebrates its 108th birthday this year, as well as its 50th Summer Classic Film Series. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the full schedule includes 120 films and special events. Originally launched in 1975 to help revitalize the theater, the now-thriving establishment and its summer screenings are an Austin tradition.

Welcome to Wyndham Monterrey Ambassador Centro

Wyndham Monterrey Ambassador Centro, operated by Aimbridge LATAM, opened its doors, welcoming guests to one of the most iconic and traditional properties in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Boasting 229 rooms and suites, the hotel, part of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, is ready for discerning travelers. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchise company in the world with approximately 9,100 hotels in more than 95 countries.

Daily
Jun 12, 2024

4 Can’t-Miss Culinary Events This Summer

Calling all foodie travelers! Consider booking a trip to one of these destinations around the world, hosting culinary events this summer.

Windstar
eFlyer News
Jun 12, 2024

AmaWaterways Announces 2 New River Ships for 2026

AmaWaterways grows its fleet with two new river ships launching in 2026: AmaKaia joins AmaDara on the Mekong River, and AmaSofia is set to sail the Rhine and Danube rivers.

MORE TO TRAVEL

There’s more to travel than just getting there.

eFlyer Deals
Jun 12, 2024

Save This Summer at Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West

Embrace summer with a luxurious stay in Key West, Florida, at Southernmost Beach Resort. Book a stay by June 30 and enjoy up to 30 percent off your room, as well as a one-time $35 food and beverage credit.