Courtesy of San Francisco International Airport

There are still plenty of bottled options if you didn’t bring your own

Ellen Fort  – August 20, 2019

San Francisco International Airport is now prohibiting the sale of purified, carbonated or sparkling water, mineral water, and electrolyte enhanced water in plastic bottles under one liter, as of August 20. That means that all SFO shops, restaurants, vending machines, and lounges will now be limited to sales of in glass, recyclable aluminum, or compostable bottles.

It’s a move in keeping with the airport’s goal of reaching zero waste to landfill status by 2021; all single-use containers are now required to be compostable. And in a citywide move towards sustainability, San Francisco’s ban on plastic, single-use straws went into effect on July 1, 2019.

According to SFO, over 10,000 bottles of water are sold at the airport each day; less than 25 percent of plastic bottles are recycled, making for a large impact on landfill waste. But, while a step in the right direction, it’s still skimming the surface: Sales of sodas, teas, and juices in plastic bottles are still allowed, as well as water in containers with a volume above one liter.

The best move: Bring a reusable water bottle that can be refilled at one of the airport’s many hydration stations; there are over 100 scattered throughout all terminals. But for those sans water bottle, the airport still allows the sale of fan favorites like Topo Chico and Aqua Panna (glass bottles), La Croix (recyclable aluminum can), and PathWater (reusable aluminum bottles). Check out the full list below, and stay hydrated out there:

BluWave Water
(Blue Can Water)
12 oz. aluminum can, 16 oz. and 25 oz. aluminum bottle of still water.

Canada Dry
(Keurig Dr. Pepper)
12 oz. aluminum can of sparkling water.

Canned Water
4 Kids (CW4K)
12 oz. cans and 16 oz. aluminum bottles of still and sparkling water.

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Dasani
12 oz. and 20 oz. aluminum can of sparkling water.

Deja Blue (Keurig Dr. Pepper)
12 oz. aluminum can of still water.

LaCroix
12 oz. aluminum can of sparkling water.

Open Water
12 oz. aluminum can and 16 oz. aluminum bottle of still and sparkling water.

PathWater
20 oz. and 25 oz. multi-use aluminum bottle of still water.

Perrier
8.5 oz. aluminum can of sparkling water.

Proud Source
16 oz. and 25 oz. aluminum bottle of still spring water.

San Pellegrino
11 oz. aluminum can of sparkling water.
Schweppes
12 oz. aluminum can of sparkling water.

Acqua Panna
16 oz. and 25 oz. glass bottle of still mineral water.

Badoit
11 oz. and 25 oz. glass bottle of sparkling water.

Evian
11 oz. and 25 oz. glass bottle of still mineral water.

Fiuggi
33 oz. glass bottle of still and sparkling mineral water.

Highland Springs
11 oz. and 25 oz. glass bottle of still and sparkling mineral water.

Perrier
8 oz., 11 oz., and 25 oz. glass bottle of sparkling water.

San Pellegrino
8 oz., 16 oz., and 25 oz. glass bottle of sparkling water.

Saratoga
12 oz. and 28 oz. glass bottle of still and sparkling mineral water.

The Mountain Valley
11 oz., 16 oz., and 28 oz. glass bottle of still and sparkling mineral water.

Topo Chico
12 oz. and 25 oz. glass bottle of mineral water.

Vichy Catalan
16 oz. and 33 oz. glass bottle of still mineral water.

Voss
12 oz. and 27 oz. glass bottle of still and sparkling mineral water.

Drop Water
A vending machine that bottles water onsite in a BPI certified compostable paperboard bottle. Drop Water is an independent manufacturer and supplier.