SACRAMENTO, Calif - California has banned hotels from giving guests small, plastic shampoo and soap bottles.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday he had signed a law banning hotels from providing guests with small plastic bottles containing shampoo, conditioner or soap. Hotels would have to install reusable dispensers instead.
The ban will apply to the more than 515,000 hotel rooms in California.
Marriott International announced earlier this year it would eliminate small plastic bottles in its hotels by December 2020. IHG said it will eliminate about 200 million small bottles by 2021.
The new law takes effect in 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms and 2024 for hotels with less than 50 rooms.
Offenders could be fined US$500 for a first offence and US$2,000 for subsequent violations.
Source: Travel Weekly USA