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After August 20th Single-Use Water Bottle Sales Ban Takes Effect

Cupanion Offers Double Win for Thirsty Travelers Flying Through SFO Airport

After August 20th Single-Use Water Bottle Sales Ban Takes Effect

Published 08-15-19

Submitted by Marin Restorative Communications

On Tuesday, August 20, 2019 San Francisco International Airport’s groundbreaking ban on the sale of single-use plastic water bottles goes into effect. Airport officials estimate this will remove four million plastic bottles from the waste stream annually. Over 100 filtered water stations exist throughout the facility and the airport encourages travelers to plan ahead and pack refillable beverage bottles. CUPANION (, with Fill it Forward technology, is the only company offering a refillable bottle that donates to water charities supporting access to clean water-challenged populations worldwide every time you refill.

CUPANION is the ideal bottle for travel. Its lightweight, sleek ergonomic design has flat sides for easy packing. It looks like glass but is made in the U.S. from unbreakable, BPA- and bisphenol-free TritanTM. This material allows for hot and cold, flat or effervescent beverages with no flavor transfer between fillings. Bottles are dishwasher safe and easy to clean. 

Beyond the product features, CUPANION lets people travel and hydrate with purpose. Using its user-friendly app, accessed via a barcode accompanying each bottle, with each re-fill you Fill it Forward for others around the world who don’t have access to clean, safe water. CUPANION donates to established water charities including Water Aid, charity: water, Dig Deep, and Water First. The app also allows users to track water consumption and personal impact on the environment, including reduction of CO2 emissions and electricity, ocean pollution and landfill waste as well as watch progress in clean water given to those in need. 

CUPANION has been partnering with forward-thinking companies, universities and institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the U.S. for years to help them meet their sustainability goals.

“Like-minded organizations everywhere can contact CUPANION at to learn how to work together to help individuals, employees and students travel with purpose and stay hydrated,” said Matt Wittek, CEO of CUPANION. “San Francisco International Airport’s move is likely to ignite a travel industry-wide movement on the ban of single-use plastic water bottles. Why not do good for others with every sip? We make it possible.”

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Image 1: Cupanion’s calculation of the positive environmental impact of San Francisco International Airport’s ban on the sale of single-use plastic water bottles, estimated to be a savings of four million bottles a year. Illustration mirrors Fill it Forward app that calculates an individual’s environmental savings footprint with each Cupanion bottle refill.

Image 2: The ideal travel bottle, Cupanion’s lightweight, sleek ergonomic design with flat sides makes for easy packing. Made from unbreakable Tritan (TM) material, it allows for hot or cold, flat or effervescent beverages without flavor transfer between fillings. Free of BPA and all other bisphenol compounds. Dishwasher safe. 

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We offer integrated communications services focused on purpose-driven brands and organizations, particularly in the areas of environmental (e.g., biodiversity, plastic pollution, regenerative agriculture, food waste) and human health (e.g., food is medicine, plant-forward diets, obesity reduction).

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