California Wants to Ban Tiny Toiletries Bottles in Hotels
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Assemblymembers in California are taking steps to reduce the amount of single-use plastics by hotels in the state. Assembly Bill 1162, which would require that hotels, motels, resorts, bed & breakfasts, and vacation rentals replace small single-use bottles of less than 12 ounces with bulk dispensers that could be used by multiple people, recently passed the Natural Resources committee, according to a report by Good Day Sacramento.
The bill is reportedly modeled on a city ordinance that was put in place by Santa Cruz in 2018 that would see the tiny bottles removed by December 31, 2020.
The bill’s author, Assemblymember Ash Kalra, said, “The amount of plastic produced is increasing exponentially, and we must consider all options to reduce this pollution from entering our waste streams. 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.”
Many large hotel chains are already putting programs in place to reduce waste and be more eco-friendly. Marriott has announced that it plans to install bulk dispensers in 450 of its properties. The company estimates that it could save around 113,000 pounds of plastic globally per year.
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