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Oahu, Hawai’i, Passes Major Single-Use Plastics Ban

by Allie Moore

Feb 10, 2020

Plastic Free Hawaii Booth featuring wooden forks, spoons, and re-useable water bottles at Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii annual Earth Day Festival and beach cleanup at Waimanalo Beach Park on Oahu. Photo: Eric Broder Van Dyke | Dreamstime.com

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Years after Hawai’i’s 2015 law eliminating plastic bags from grocery stores across the state, followed by its 2018 bill to ban sunscreen with ingredients harmful to coral reefs, Honolulu’s city council passed Bill 40, which bans single-use plastic products such as straws and utensils. The new law will apply to Honolulu, Hawai’i’s largest city, as well as the entire island of Oahu.

The law is scheduled to go into effect in 2022, at which point businesses that supply such items, such as restaurants, will be fined up to $1,000 per day if found in violation. The law also applies to Styrofoam containers, often used by fast-food establishments.

Although this new ban is one of the strictest passed so far in the United States, exceptions include bags for chips, ice, bread, vegetables, ground coffee, fish, meat and newspapers.

Elsewhere in Hawai’i, beaches, like Kamilo beach on the Big Island, banned foam containers, but have yet to address single-use plastics.

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