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Santa Cruz, Calif., Moves to Eliminate Small Shampoo Bottles

Santa Cruz, Calif., Moves to Eliminate Small Shampoo Bottles

The rule is expected to take effect at the end of 2020 to give the local hospitality industry a chance to use up existing stock.

Santa Cruz County in California is one step closer to banning small, disposable shampoo bottles.

Last week, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance that is scheduled to ban small, single-use plastic bottles of personal care products in hotels, vacation rentals and other visitor accommodations in the county. The ordinance will return before the board for final adoption on December 4, and if approved, it would go into effect December 31, 2020, to give the local hospitality industry a chance to use up existing stock.

The Daily Democrat has more details:

Say goodbye to those little hotel shampoo bottles.

In what officials believe to be the first ordinance of its kind nationwide, Santa Cruz County approved a ban on small, single-use plastic bottles of personal care products in hotels, vacation rentals and other visitor accommodations in the unincorporated county.

Instead, the hotels would need to stock rooms with larger bottles, dispensers or another alternative — as long as the bottles are larger than 12 ounces. Hosted rentals, where the owner is present on the property, are exempt.

Read the full article here.

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