Feb 6 - Hawaii Bills Would Ban Plastic Bags, Styrofoam

At least three bills are currently active in the Hawaii legislature this year that would ban plastic bags or styrofoam across the state, writes Linda Arakawa of the Honolulu Advertiser. This comes on top of numerous local campaigns, including efforts in Maui and Oahu counties. Hawaii State Senator Ron Menor told the Advertiser that he was optimistic about the fate of his polystyrene ban bill:

"I'm optimistic that the Styrofoam bill will get passed, and I think the passage of such a bill is necessary from the standpoint of protecting our environment and, more specifically, to address our significant landfill problems that are being exacerbated by the disposal of these nonbiodegradable products such as Styrofoam containers."

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CAW and Bags and Polystyrene:

  • Learn About AB 904, which would require the use of green takeout food packaging.
  • Learn About AB 2449, which CAW proposes to strengthen this year.