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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Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
This month head west — at least as far as California, where the second annual Crush It Harvest Festival will be held on the West Pavilion Lawn at The Estate Yountville. The festival is held on Oct. 7, beginning that morning and ending when the sun dips below the valley’s horizon.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts recently revealed plans to launch a new short-term home rental platform called Homes & Hideaways by World of Hyatt. This new platform will offer World of Hyatt members direct booking access to a curated selection of short-term private homes across the United States.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Ever want handcrafted martinis and freshly shucked oysters delivered straight to your room? The Read House’s New Martinis & Pearls service has you covered. Shining in 1920s-themed decor, the historic hotel in the heart of Chattanooga offers a true Gatsby-esque experience, now further elevated with this upscale amenity. Guests can now indulge in their perfectly chilled martini, made to order, and “pearls” (oysters) in the comfort of their room.
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
If your idea of fun in New York City is to get the adrenaline flowing and your heart racing rather than engage in more relaxed pursuits like shopping, seeing Broadway shows and visiting museums, here are four activities that are anything but low-key: