Feb 16 - Update: Honolulu Bag Ban Moves Forward

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Oahu is one step closer to catching up with the rest of the Aloha State. Honolulu is the last of four Hawaiian counties without a bag ban.

Yesterday evening, the Honolulu City Council unanimously approved the first reading of Bill 10, which bans noncompostable plastic bags. Read more about the ordinance on our blog.

If all goes well, the bag ban could be heard for a final reading as early as April 25th. However, it must first go through several more meetings.

The ordinance is now referred to the Public Works and Sustainability Committee. Once the committee passes the ordinance, Bill 10 will return to the Council for a second reading and public hearing. After this step, the bill goes back to committee before it can have a third and final reading in front of council. If approved after a third reading, the bag ban then goes to the mayor's desk for his signature or veto within 10 days.

Stay tuned on our website for updates.

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