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Rise in shoplifting tied to ban on plastic bags

  • DENNIS ODA / 2012

    Oahu’s plastic bag ordinance was signed by then-Mayor Peter Carlisle in 2012.

A year after Oahu’s single-use plastic bag ban took effect July 1, 2015, prices have increased, and shoplifting is on the rise as thieves find more ways to walk out of stores without paying for their goods. Read more

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