Petition: Plastic in NW Hawaiian Islands Needs Superfund Cleanup

SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 13, 2012 (ENS) – Appalled by the amount of plastic debris floating in the Pacific Ocean, the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity is petitioning the federal government to designate the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a Superfund site. The Center’s petition was filed Tuesday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which operates […]

Plastic Bags Banned on All Hawaiian Islands

Plastic Bags Banned on All Hawaiian Islands

Plastic Bags Banned Statewide | Plastic Bag Ban Report HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 14, 2012 (ENS) – Hawaii has just become the first U.S. state to ban single-use plastic shopping bags. While no law has yet been passed on the state level, each of the counties in the state has now enacted its own plastic bag […]

Hawaii’s Single-Use Checkout Bag Fee Moves Closer To Passage

Hawaii’s Single-Use Checkout Bag Fee Moves Closer To Passage

March 3, 2012 — The Hawaii Senate’s Ways and Means Committee passed Bill SB2511 by a margin of eleven to one on February 29th. SB2511 is known as the Single-Use Checkout Bag Fee. The Bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration. If passed, the Bill will place a fee of ten cents on […]

State of Hawaii Senate Committe Agrees on Statewide Plastic Bag Fee

State of Hawaii Senate Committe Agrees on Statewide Plastic Bag Fee

Fee On Plastic And Paper Checkout Bags Bill SB2511 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Summary of Bill: Requires businesses in the State to collect a fee for single-use checkout bags provided to a customer. Allows businesses to keep twenty per cent of the fees for the first year of the program and ten per cent of […]

Hawaii County, Hawaii Adopts Plastic Bag Ban Bill

Hawaii County, Hawaii Adopts Plastic Bag Ban Bill

Plastic Bag Detrimental To Environment The County Council of Hawaii County has adopted a Bill to regulate the use of plastic bags on the Big Island. After several attempts to regulate plastic bags, Bill 17 was finally passed on December 21st, 2011 by a vote of 5-3. In the Bill, the Council stated that, though […]

Hawaii County Public Hearings On Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

Hawaii County Public Hearings On Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

A new bill to ban plastic bags, sponsored by Council Vice Chair Pete Hoffman, is being considered by Hawaii County Council. The Council has delayed voting on the bill until several public hearings are conducted. Following is an article about the hearings. The article is republished by permission from the original publisher: www.HawaiiFreePress.com. Big Isle […]

Kaua’i County, Hawaii Plastic Bag Ban

Kaua’i County, Hawaii Plastic Bag Ban

Late in 2009, the Council of the County of Kaua’i declared that to preserve the health, safety, welfare and scenic beauty of Kaua’i, the distribution of plastic bags should be regulated and prohibited. The Kaua’i County Council voted to enact a plastic bag ban ordinance. Home to three National Wildlife Refuges, Kaua’i County encompasses four […]

Maui Plastic Bag Ban Begins Tuesday

Maui Plastic Bag Ban Begins Tuesday

On January 7th last year, PBBR reported about the Maui Plastic Bag Ban. The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui is part of the state of Hawaii, USA, and is home to over 117,000 residents. The ordinance prohibits any ‘business’ from providing plastic bags to their customers at the point of sale for the […]

Hawaii County Council Agenda Includes Plastic Bag Ban

Hawaii County Council Agenda Includes Plastic Bag Ban

Hawaii County Council Committee on Environmental Management meets on Tuesday, February 2nd.  The Agenda list Bill 193, an ordinance prohibiting businesses from providing plastic checkout bags to their customers.  Bill 193 is actually a reworked version of a bill that was passed in 2008 by the County Council but was vetoed by the mayor at […]

Maui Bans Plastic Bags

Maui Bans Plastic Bags

Maui County was the first to ban plastic bags in Hawaii. The county passed the ordinance back in August of 2008. The law won’t take effect until January 11, 2011. This will give plenty of time for local businesses to use their supply of single use plastic bags. It will also allow time for the […]