Mini toiletries could soon be a thing of the past 

Be honest, after staying in a hotel room you’ve often taken the mini bottles of body wash, shampoo and conditioner…they’re souvenirs right? 

But the days of those tiny freebies could soon be over.

More hotels are opting to eliminate the tiny bottles from guests’ bathrooms to cut down on plastic waste, and there is even a major push in California to make them illegal entirely.

Californian State assembly member Ash Kalra introduced a bill to ban the complimentary mini bottles in February, according to Fox News.

“We know we have an enormous problem with our world, we’ve become addicted to (plastic) and it’s caused a major dilemma environmentally,” he told ABC News.

And the proposed law would go into effect in 2023 in California.

This would effectively ban accommodation providers — including holiday rentals — from providing any “small plastic bottle containing a personal care product”.

Many hotels are already eliminating the complimentary minis from bathrooms, often replacing them with larger, refillable containers fixed to walls so guests can’t take them.

A sign of the times!