BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PUT INTO LAW….OH, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PUT INTO LAW….FOR PEOPLE IN THE KNOW WILL FIND ANY FLAW…SO BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PUT INTO LAW…(OR YOU PROBABLY WILL MAKE THINGS WORSE)!!!
On July 1, the country applauded Hawaii for being the first state in the country to enforce a plastic bag ban.
The next day, some shoppers in the City and County of Honolulu — where nearly 70 percent of the state’s population lives — were given free “reusable bags,” like the one below, at checkout.
Some businesses, including Tamura’s, have begun charging for these bags, but Honolulu County law doesn’t require them to.
If it looks like the bag is made of plastic, that’s because it is. And, according to experts, these thicker, “reusable” bags are actually worse for the environment than the flimsy, single-use bags used before the ban.
The City and County of Honolulu’s law allows “reusable bags” as an exception to the ban, defining them as “a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse” and is made of durable…
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