At Los Angeles International Airport and Van Nuys Airport, water bottles will no longer be sold after a two-year phase-out period approved in June 2021.
All bottles must be in containers made from recyclable aluminum or glass, although bottles on flights are exempt from the ban.
Justin Erbacci, LAWA’s CEO, said about the upcoming ban, “Eliminating single-use plastic water bottles is essential to improving our environment and enhancing sustainability across our airports.”
LAWA reported that more than 9 million plastic water bottles were sold at LAX in 2019 alone, averaging more than 24,000 bottles each day.
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