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South Lake Tahoe may outlaw single-use plastic water bottles as microplastic contamination grows

Amy Alonzo | Reno Gazette Journal
September 21, 2022

Planning a trip to South Lake Tahoe? You might need to start packing a reusable water bottle.

The South Lake Tahoe City Council on Tuesday took steps toward establishing a municipal and commercial ban on single-use plastic water bottles in the city.

A proposed ordinance would prohibit the use of single-use water bottles smaller than one gallon at city facilities, permitted activities and special events. The sale of single-use plastic water bottles of the same size would also be outlawed.

If approved, the local law would go into effect in April 2024….

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