Cali plas­tics ban

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CAL­I­FOR­NIA Gover­nor Gavin New­som has signed into law a ban on sin­gle-use toi­letry bot­tles in ho­tels from 2023.

Ini­tially fo­cus­ing on prop­er­ties of 50 rooms or more, the ban will ex­tend to all ho­tels in 2024, and sees a $500 fine for each day a prop­erty is in vi­o­la­tion.

A $2,000 fine will in­cur for any sub­se­quent vi­o­la­tions.

Cal­i­for­nia is the first US state to im­pose a ban, with assem­bly­man Ash Kalra, who sponsored the bill, ex­plain­ing, “sin­gle-use prod­ucts like those tiny plas­tic bot­tles com­monly pro­vided in ho­tel rooms rep­re­sent a siz­able amount of waste that can be eas­ily elim­i­nated through more cost­ef­fec­tive and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly al­ter­na­tives”.

The law is sup­ported by the Cal­i­for­nia Ho­tel and Lodg­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, with the state also be­ing the first to ban plas­tic bags, which it did in 2014.

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