Aug 5 - Maui to Vote on Bag Ban this Week

The Maui County Board of Supervisors will vote this Friday on whether to ban plastic bags. Maui, the second most populous county of Hawaii, would become the first non-Californian municipality in the country to ban plastic bags if they succeed. Hawaii is particularly affected by plastic marine debris pollution as it lies in the North Pacific garbage patch. Beaches there are routinely affected by huge deposits of "drift plastic".

CAW and Plastic Bags:

  • AB 2058 would reduce plastic bag usage and encourage the use of reusable bags by putting a fee on single-use carryout bags.