Plastic Free NewsPosted On: Jun 04, 12
Honolulu County Bans Plastic Shopping Bags
On May 10th Honolulu County Mayor Peter Carlisle signed a bill banning the distribution of plastic bags by retailers beginning July 1, 2015. Kaua’i and Maui counties already enforce bans, while Hawai’i County’s ban takes effect on January 17, 2013. The Honolulu County ban makes Hawai’i the first state to ban disposable plastic bags. If you don’t already use reusable shopping bags, now’s the time to start! Check out the wide variety of totes available at the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation online store. For more tips on going plastic free, visit the Plastic Free Hawaii commitment page.
Come to Queens Beach in Waikiki on June 16th and 17th from 8:30am to 5:30pm to support the Quiksilver ROXY Waikiki Classic. This Plastic Free Hawaii supported event, will feature FREE water refill stations, so bring your reusable water bottles to the water refill station for free fill ups and make a Plastic Free commitment! To make a Plastic Free Commitment online click here.
In conjunction with International Surfing Day, O’ahu “Town” & “Country” beach cleanups will be taking place on Sunday, June 17th O’ahu at Diamond Head and Saturday, on June 23rd at Kahuku’s James Campbell Wildlife Refuge. Both events will run from 9:45am - 12:00pm and will be followed by mahalo parties for the day’s participants. Partners for these events include Surfrider Foundation’s Oahu Chapter, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Method, Barefoot Wine and Kokua Hawaii Foundation. For more information and details for each event, visit Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.