In an online article on the website of the newspaper San Francisco Chronicle, journalist Marisa Lagos reports that the city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance intending to ban the sale of plastic water bottles of up to 21 ounces (621 ml) on both indoor and outdoor public grounds. As previously reported by the FPF the ordinance plans a gradual phase out of plastic bottle sales. Beginning October 1, 2014 the ban will affect indoor events, followed by outdoor events in 2016. Bigger events like parades and footraces will be exempted from the ban until 2018. The ordinance will be voted on again before being submitted for consideration by the Mayor. Its purpose is to reduce plastic waste.
Marisa Lagos (March 5, 2014). “S.F. supervisors back ban on sale of plastic water bottles.” San Francisco Chronicle.