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NY to ban plastic toiletry bottles in hotels next year

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Starting Jan. 1, 2025, hotels in New York with 50 or more rooms will no longer provide small plastic toiletry bottles. This ban includes mini shampoos, conditioners, body washes, and lotions. Hotels with fewer than 50 rooms must comply by Jan. 1, 2026.


The law, signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul in 2021, aims to reduce single-use plastic waste. Violations will result in fines, with the money going to the Environmental Protection Fund.

Hotels are encouraged to donate any remaining plastic bottles to charity or recycle them through programs like Clean the World. This initiative follows similar efforts in California to promote eco-friendly alternatives in the hospitality industry.



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