The Bill said all ‘lodgings establishments’ meaning hotels, motels, resorts, bed and breakfasts and holiday apartments will stop offering small plastic bottles holding 340ml or under of product in rooms or public spaces.
Buying bulk items would mean several guests can use the same dispensers without hotels having to replenish it.
‘The amount of plastic produced is increasing exponentially, and we must consider all options to reduce this pollution from entering our waste streams,’ said Assembly Member Ask Kalra.
‘While it may not appear to be a problem on an individual level, small plastic bottles that are less than 12 ounces represent a sizeable amount of waste collectively that the state must address.’
It’s now up to California’s governor Gavin Newsom to decide whether the ban should be made into law.
If so, it could mean establishments face hefty fines of up to $2,000 (£1,526) if they’re guilty of breaking the law more than once.
Though the decision may only affect California for now, Marriot hotels which operate worldwide, has already stopped mini bottles in favour of bulk dispensers.
RIP free toiletries. But hey, it’s all for a good cause.
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