Local Ordinances

Successful Ordinances

  • County of Kaua’i

    • ordinance, adopted 10/12/09
      • ban on all  non-compostable plastic bags
      • applies to ALL businesses
      • purpose is to encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags when shopping
      • does not prevent the retail establishment from providing recyclable bags for sale
  • County of Maui

Unsuccessful Ordinances

  • Honolulu City Counsel
    • ordinance, rejected 8/12/10
      • 5-cents fee on non-compostable plastic bags
      • applies to ALL businesses
      • ban on all plastic bags (including compostable) after five years

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