SAN FRANCISCO- First Styrofoam, then plastic bags, now water bottles?
The city of San Francisco is considering banning plastic water bottles to reduce waste.
The president of San Francisco's board of supervisors, David Chiu, plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit the sale of individual water bottles on city property.
According to a news release from Corporate Accountability International, a Boston-based watchdog group, the proposal would hinge on venues providing clean drinking water.
Central Coast News spoke with city leaders around the area, asking whether or not a similar ban could happen here.
The general consensus for most cities was just trying to focus on Styrofoam and plastic bag bans in restaurants and grocery stores.
70 cities already have plastic bag bans in place statewide.
In fact, state lawmakers are renewing an attempt to make nixing plastic bags the law.
An assembly committee has backed a 2013 version of the bill that would require shoppers to bring reusable cloth, or buy a recycled paper bag, at the checkout stand.
So, while banning plastic water bottles on the Central Coast may not be a real possibility anytime soon, it's certainly something to chat about around the water cooler.
For a full report on the proposed plastic water bottle ban and similar bans already in place, view this news release: