Hotels start to ban little plastic amenities bottles

Must See 17/04/2019

A hotel stay in California may soon never be the same, with the state moving to ban the little bottles of toiletries they often provide.

State Assembly member Ash Kalra of San Jose co-authored the Bill, and told CBS News the tiny containers are an environmental hazard.

"In California alone, hotels use hundreds of millions of single use plastic bottles every year," he said.

"We can get those bottles out of the waste stream, but also cut the production of them, which is also harmful to the environment."

The Bill plans to prohibit any lodging establishment from providing small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, lotion or other personal care products in a guest room, any space within a guest room or any area that is shared by the public and guests.

The ban includes hotels, motels, resorts, bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals and applies to plastic bottles smaller than 355ml that are "intended to be non-reusable."

There are currently almost 10,000 hotels that would be affected by the ban in California.