Santa Cruz Bans Single-Use Plastic Toiletry Bottles

Great news for the environment! In a landmark decision, Santa Cruz County in California passed an ordinance, which takes effect December 2020, to ban single-use toiletry bottles from hotels and rental properties. This is the first ordinance of its kind passed in the United States as Santa Cruz acknowledges it needs to do more to protect the Monterey Bay’s ecosystem. 2nd District Santa Cruz County Supervisor Zach Friend stated, "Single-use plastics have dire consequences for these ecosystems and threaten our local economy, and we must act locally to protect them."

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