Honolulu City Council Passes Ban on Plastic Bags!Posted On: May 02, 12
The Honolulu City Council APPROVED Bill 10 last week that would ban plastic shopping bags effective July 1, 2015 if the mayor signs the bill. Mayor Carlisle said he’d review the bill and accept public input before making a decision on whether to sign it. Currently, Honolulu is the only county in the State that has not yet implemented any regulation on bags distributed to customers at checkout. Stores on Maui and Kauai are already prohibited from using plastic bags for groceries and other items. In January 2012, Hawaii County also approved a ban on plastic shopping bags that will take effect in two years.