We love our little luxuries when we go on holiday. One of the greatest things about staying in a fancy hotel is having the opportunity to pamper yourself and relax a little.
And one of those treats has got to be the little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, face wash and – if you’re really lucky – moisturiser left in the hotel room.
But tiny freebies could soon become a thing of the past, especially if you’re visiting the United States anytime soon.
Members of California’s state assembly are proposing to ban hotels and resorts from providing single-use plastic bottles to their guests, in an effort to reduce plastic waste, according to Fox News. A suggested alternative would be to offer bulk dispensers instead.
“We know we have an enormous problem with our world, we’ve become addicted to [plastic] and it’s caused a major dilemma environmentally,” American politician Ash Kalra told Fox News.
Under the proposed legislation, lodging sites across the state will be penalised if they fail to cooperate. Penalties would include a warning, and then a fine of US$500 (AU$690).
If passed, the proposed bill would go into effect in 2023 in California.