California Bans Hotels From Offering Small Plastic Bottles | Political Junkie

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 12, 2019

If you're thinking about traveling to California and staying in a hotel anytime soon, you'll want to stock up on your own soap and shampoo bottles if you plan on staying in a hotel. Hotels with less than 50 rooms must stop using the tiny bottles by 2024.

Gavin Newsom signed a bill Wednesday that bans hotels from supplying such bottles in an effort to reduce the number of plastic containers being thrown away by hotels and guests.

This will apply to more that 515,000 hotel rooms in California, which is the nation's most populous state. Thank you to California Hotel & Lodging Association for the support.

For those found in violation of the new law, they will face penalties including a $500 fine for the first offense. Any second or subsequent violations would result in a $2,000 fine.

The State of California unveiled a set of new rules regulating their hospitality industry this week; banning the use of small, disposable plastic bottles commonly distributed to guests at nationwide chains and hotels. The state already bans plastic bags at grocery stores without charging customers a 10 cent fee.

Earlier this year, Marriott International had announced it would eliminate small plastic bottle uses in their hotels by the end of next year. This bill moves us one step closer to phasing out single use plastic in our society. The program is expected to save an average of 250 pounds of plastic per year for a 140-room hotel - about 23,000 plastic bottles, Marriott told Lodging Magazine.

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