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Hawaii Becomes the First State in the U.S. to Ban Plastic Bags! | Surfrider Foundation:

Hawaii Becomes the First State in the U.S. to Ban Plastic Bags! May 14 2012 | Rise Above Plastics , Bag Bans , by Bill Hickman & Stuart Coleman When the City Council of Honolulu passed a bill to ban single-use plastic grocery bags on Oahu in late April, leaders of the Surfrider Foundation and Sierra Club Hawaii met with the Mayor, who reassured them that he was going to pass it. True to his word, Mayor Carlisle signed the bill into law on May 11th, making Hawaii the first state in the nation where every county is covered by a plastic bag ban. This was not done by the state legislature, but instead by all four County Councils - a great example of local activists and decision-makers addressing the serious issue of plastic pollution. The City and County of Honolulu is the last of Hawaii's counties to enact a ban on plastic bags at the point of sale. The Surfrider Chapters on ...

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