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New York Legislature Moves to Ban Tiny Plastic Bottles in Hotels

April 26, 2021, 8:04 PM

Hotels in New York State would no longer be able to distribute small single-use plastic shampoo and lotion bottles to guests starting in 2024, under a bill headed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.

The state Senate on Monday passed a measure (S.543/A.5082) that would prohibit hotels from giving out non-reusable plastic bottles with a capacity of less than 12 ounces containing personal care products such as moisturizers and cleansers. The Senate passed the bill in a 47–15 vote.

The Assembly passed the measure 113–37 on April 20. Both chambers are controlled by Democrats.

Cuomo (D) hasn’t said publicly ...