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Shopping bag fee is way to go


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 30, 2013

~~<p>All of Hawaii's counties have passed bans on plastic shopping bags for most purchases, but state legislators now are proposing fees on all bags at checkout. Shoppers should get used to bringing reusable bags to the store to avoid the environmental consequences of all throw-away sacks, and a proposed 10-cent fee per plastic or paper bag would be good incentive to change habits.</p>
<p>Maui and Kauai counties already have plastic-bag prohibitions in place, Hawaii County's measure took effect this month and Oahu is set to join the ban in 2015.</p>
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All of Hawaii's counties have passed bans on plastic shopping bags for most purchases, but state legislators now are proposing fees on all bags at checkout. Shoppers should get used to bringing reusable bags to the store to avoid the environmental consequences of all throw-away sacks, and a proposed 10-cent fee per plastic or paper bag would be good incentive to change habits.

Maui and Kauai counties already have plastic-bag prohibitions in place, Hawaii County's measure took effect this month and Oahu is set to join the ban in 2015. Login for more...



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