2 islands institute plastic-bag bans Tuesday

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 09, 2011

When bans on plastic bags kick in Tuesday on Maui and Kauai, businesses will begin providing environmentally friendly alternatives and more shoppers are expected to bring reusables with them to checkout counters.

The Maui County Council approved a ban there in August 2008 while the Kauai County Council adopted its law a year later in October 2009, and implementation begins next week. The goal is to become more environmentally friendly by reducing litter, burden on landfills, and threats to marine life.

Contributed by Staravdertister and columnist By Rosemarie Bernardo.

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