The reduction of single-use plastics has become a hot topic around the country, and there are several states where you’ll see political pushes to do so.
And a new law in California is about to nudge those efforts along a lot faster. And it will likely affect your stay at Disneyland.
California Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a law that will ban hotels from providing guests with plastic shampoo, conditioner, lotion, or soap bottles.
The new law, effective in 2023, will mostly impact hotels with more than 50 guests rooms. However, it will also change smaller resorts’ policies with less than 50 guests rooms in 2024. Non-compliance could mean a fine of $500 for a first offense and $2,000 for any violations after that.
So, what does this mean for your stay at a Disney resort?
Currently, Disney Parks and the Disney Cruise Line have made some major changes by getting rid of plastic bags, opting for paper straws, and changing the MagicBand packaging. While they’re currently reducing plastic usage, the Disney Conservation Fund has still projected to make bigger changes in the resorts over the next few years by reducing in-room plastics by 80%.
And, although Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line have started to use refillable toiletries, they aren’t everywhere just yet. Disneyland, on the other hand, is going to have to get with the picture sooner rather than later with the new law just around the corner.
Disney’s most expensive deluxe resorts seem to be the last hold-outs in switching to the refillable products mounted in the showers. We’re eager to see what choices they make in light of this development.
What are your thoughts on the switch to more conservation-friendly products? Let us know in the comments below!