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Daily Buzz: Say Goodbye to Free Shampoo at Hotels

Keep this in mind if you’re traveling to California

Something to keep in mind if you’re traveling to California in the future: Small plastic shampoo and soap bottles would soon be banned at hotels under a new bill passed by the state assembly, according to The Los Angeles Times.

“Those tiny plastic shampoo bottles that are common in hotel rooms represent a sizable amount of waste that can be easily eliminated in more cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternatives,” said Assemblyman Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), the bill’s author, in an interview with the outlet.

The bill, officially called AB 1162, would take effect in 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms and a year later for all other hotels and rental homes.

The California Hotel and Lodging Association is in support of the bill, noting larger hotel companies, such as Marriott International, have already begun phasing out small toiletry bottles in favor of large in-shower dispensers.

Marriott officials have said the change is expected to save an average of 250 pounds of plastic a year—or 23,000 plastic bottles—for each 140-room hotel moving away from the complimentary service. That’s a big impact for such small bottles.

Please select this link to read the original article from Associations Now.

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