Bring your own bag!
Today, Oʻahu will join the rest of the state in the plastic bag ban. Retail stores will no longer provide plastic bags at the checkout, and some will offer paper or alternatives at a fee.
Plastics contribute to the majority of today’s trash floating in the ocean. The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic a year. 500 billion plastic bags are used world wide, that is more than one million bags used every minute. [ecowatch.com]
Hawaiʻi is proud to be taking a step toward less plastic and less pollution, one step at a time.