First They Came For The Drinking Straws

     California, where banning plastic straws is all the rage, and where there have been serious attempts to ban everything from printed receipts to the internal combustion engine, is not pushing forward with an initiative to make it illegal for hotels to give you those little bottles of shampoo, condition, and/or lotion. And if they do, they’ll get a fine of up to $2000.

     This new Chapter 6.1 of the Public Resources Code (really?), adds section 42372 (that’s a lot of sections!) to read, in part: “A lodging establishment shall not provide a small plastic bottle containing a personal care product to a person staying in a sleeping room accommodation, in any space within the sleeping room accommodation, or in an area that is shared by the public or guests.

     Oh, they encourage “bulk dispensers”, but at this point is there any doubt that eventually they will ration how much they dispense? Let’s just hope they don’t do the same with the toilet paper…

     The bill, as of posting, can be read below:

CA AB1162 (2019) by on Scribd

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One Response to First They Came For The Drinking Straws

  1. avatar joseph dagostino says:

    The funniest, sad, part about Starbuck straw thing is what happens in Boston. Boston coffee shops are in the habit of using 2 cups for all their drinks. Espresso you get 2 cups and a lid(I’m not sure that’s federal or Starbuck rule). Dunkin, 2 styrofoam cups. What is wrong with these people!!!?!!? New Hampshire doesn’t do this at all just Mass.