Water Bottle Ban in San Francisco

03.17.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

San Francisco is going green. The city’s board of supervisors voted to ban the sale of plastic bottles within the city’s borders. This is a very big step in environmental change for the state of California. This ban follows Concord, Mass, which became the first city in America to ban the sale of plastic water bottles. This action will contribute to the reduction of waste, as well as encourage¬† the use of reusable water containers. When it id convenient for someone to have something at their finger tips, they are less likely to think about the impact they are having. According to the article, there are 50 billion water bottles consumed every year, and only 23% are recycled. That is an astounding number, especially for one country. Although the ban will not be able to take immediate effect, it is estimated by 2018 it will be in full swing. Moving forward, hopefully other states will follow this good example. The fact that a city as popular as San Francisco can ban the sale of water bottles shows how there only needs to be a small interest in order to generate¬† a big change.

Written by: Ashley Faghan

 

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/san-francisco-bans-sale-plastic-water-bottles-climate-change

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