HARRISBURG – Rep. Melissa Shusterman of Chester & Montgomery Counties has introduced legislation banning small plastic bottles in lodging establishments. Her bill would prohibit the entities from offering personal care items in small plastic bottles. Businesses would save money by opting for bulk dispensers for personal care items. Shusterman says the world produces about 300 tons of plastic per year and only recycles 9%. Nearly 150 tons of this plastic is for single-use items. It then ends up in landfills and waterways and over time breaks down into micro-plastics that have been found to pollute the soil, water, and even our own bodies. Shusterman added that her bill is good for the environment.