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Hawaii County Set To Begin Plastic Bag Ban
Posted: 12/31/2013 2:37 pm EST | Updated: 01/02/2014 9:18 pm EST

Imagine a future where endless balls of plastic bags aren't jammed 
underneath the kitchen sink, where the idea of a "plastic bag holder" is 
as quaint as a CD rack, and where that famous scene in "American Beauty" 
prompts children to ask their parents about the bygone days of plastic 
bag pollution.

For Hawaii, such a future is just around the corner. All four of the 
populated counties in Hawaii have passed legislation banning plastic 
bags at checkout counters, making it the first state in the country to 
pass such a ban. (There is a fifth county, Kalawao County, in Hawaii, 
but it is very remote and barely populated.) On the Big Island, where 
consumers have been paying for plastic bags at checkout lines for the 
past year, the ban officially begins on Jan. 17 at grocery stores, 
restaurants and retailers.

Hawaii County Set To Begin Plastic Bag Ban

6. März 2014