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South Lake Tahoe leads the way as city council approves water bottle ban

Paula Peterson | South Tahoe Now
September 21, 2022

In 2016, the City of San Francisco was the first American municipality to ban the sales of water that comes in plastic bottles. At the time it was called a bold move that was building on a global movement to reduce the huge amount of waste from the billion-dollar plastic bottle industry.

South Lake Tahoe was an early adopter of the single-use plastic bag ban, as well as bans of single-use plastic, styrene, and straws.

Now South Lake Tahoe will be added to the list of cities starting to ban water sold in plastic bottles by April 2024 through a phased approach….

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