15 May '12, 4pm

Hawaii Now Has Statewide Plastic Bag Ban - With Significant Loopholes

While there are plenty of bans on plastic bags at the city level in the US, with the approval of a ban of plastic bags at point of sale in Honolulu county, Hawaii becomes the first state in the nation to have outlawed plastic bags at every locale in the state. Sort of. Surfrider is cheering the move, which bans all non-recyclable paper bags and all non-biodegradable plastic bags at store checkout counters, effective July 1, 2015. But based on KHON 2 's reporting on what sorts of plastic bags will still be allowed, under exemption, it's not hardly a total ban on plastic bags at all. Here's what will still be allowed after the law goes into effect: Bags used by customers inside a business to package loose items, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, ground coffee, grains, candies or small hardware items. Bags used to contain or wrap frozen foods, meat, or fish, flowers or potted...

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