Great news! Let’s follow their example
(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.
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