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California bans hotels from offering small plastic bottles

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law banning hotels from offering guests with small, disposable single-use plastic bottles containing personal-care products such as shampoo and conditioner.

It takes effect in 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms and 2024 for hotels with less than 50 rooms.

Violators could be fined $500 for a first offense and $2,000 for subsequent violations.

This would not impact hospitals, nursing homes, residential retirement communities, prisons, jails or homeless shelters, according to the bill.

California has been at the forefront of bans on single-use plastics and became the first state to ban plastic bags in 2014. New York state also moved to do the same with plastic bags last month and is now looking to prohibit hotel plastics.

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