Some of the nicest perks while staying at a hotel are the complimentary hospitality items. Soon these items will be banned from New York hotels. Those small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash, to name a few, will be a thing of the past in the near future.

According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) a new law will soon take effect restricting hospitality personal care products in plastic bottles from New York hotels.

New York state law states that, starting January 1, 2025, any New York hotel with 50 rooms or more will no longer be allowed to provide any small plastic bottle containing a hospitality personal care product. On January 1, 2026 this ban will include all New York hotels.

As soon as this law goes into effect, these hotels will no longer be allowed to provide personal care items in containers of 12oz or less. The banning of these personal care items in small plastic bottles is intended to reduce plastic waste in hotels.

Any hotel that violates this law will face penalties. These are the penalties for violating this law:

  • 1st offense - Hotel will be issued a warning with requirements to correct the violation within 30 days.
  • 2nd offense - $250 penalty
  • $500 penalty for each additional offense
  • All monies collected shall be deposited to the credit of the environmental protection fund.

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