Miniature Plastic Toiletry Bottles to be Phased Out From Disneyland Resort Hotels by 2023 Due to New California State Law

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Collectors of Disney Resort miniature shampoo and soap bottles had better stock up on their Disneyland Resort bottles now. Under a new state law in California, starting in 2023, hotels will be banned from giving out those tiny toiletries bottles.

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The law, announced on Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, states that the ban goes into effect in 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms and 2024 for hotels with fewer than 50 rooms. Fines range from $500 for a first offense and $2,000 for additional offenses.

This law follows in the steps being taken by hotel operators all over the globe. Disney has recently been installing refillable conditioner, shampoo, and soap bottles in their hotel rooms. Not only does this reduce the cost for the hotel, but it reduces the amount of plastic used by the hotel to provide hygiene products to their guests.

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Gerri
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Gerri

Although wonderful as an initiative, it raises concerns for person with health issues on bottle cleanliness between guests.

Sean
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Sean

House keepers just wipe it down like the rest of the shower. It’s attached to the wall and the guests cannot open them. They already have them at WDW in certain resorts

Seattleite
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Seattleite

The bottles are attached to the wall and cannot be opened without special tool. So they should be relatively safe. On the positive side, the bottles should always be near full so you won’t have to ask for more. However, I noticed that they no longer give hand moisturizer.

Rolfathan
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Rolfathan

I never understood why places felt the need to use individual thick bottles. Even the packages they use for ketchup would have made more sense and been less wasteful.

But just using refillable containers like we already use for soap in public restrooms makes a lot more sense in the long run.