Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Plastic Bags At Grocery Stores

Great news! Let’s follow their example


(Taber Andrew Bain) (Taber Andrew Bain)
While some cities in the U.S. have passed laws that ban plastic bags at grocery stores, Hawaii now stands alone as the first and only state to enforce a law that prohibits supermarkets from handing out the non-biodegradable carriers at the checkout.

The City and County of Honolulu’s bag ban went into effect on July 1, and covers Hawaii’s most populated island, Oahu, reports the Huffington Post. Oahu is the last populated island in the state to put the kibosh on the distribution of plastic bags.

California likely would’ve been the first to ban bags at the statewide level after recently passing a law that outlawed plastic plastic bags, but that measure is on hold for the moment, until a referendum in November that will decide its fate.

On the municipal level, cities like Portland, OR, Chicago and Brownsville, TX have…

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2 thoughts on “Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Plastic Bags At Grocery Stores

  1. Here in the UK, Wales and Scotland have introduced laws that require shops to charge a small fee for carrier bags, but unfortunately this has not yet happened in England. I do think there is much more awareness about plastic carrier bags now – most shop assistants ask if you would like a bag rather than just giving them out. I remember just a few years ago, people used to find me really odd for using a re-usable fabric shopping bag – I’m glad to say now, many other people also use re-usable shopping bags too!

    1. Yes, is getting more common now 🙂 Here in Germany they sell you plastic, paper and fabric bags, but most of the people (young and old) take either milk boxes or reusable bags, there is really a few percentage that actually buys the plastic bags, despite of being so cheap. But ideal would be that they don’t sell them at all! I hope soon many more countries follow the example of banning the plastic bag in grocery stores and also farmer’s markets, I’ve seen they also have some!
      Thank you for passing by and for your comment 💚

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