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Mayor says he is inclined to sign plastic bill ban

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014

    The city has had a plastic bag ban in place since July 1, 2015, but Bill 59 was designed to close a loophole in the law that allowed for handing out thicker plastic bags

Mayor Kirk Caldwell likely will sign a bill passed by the City Council that would bar supermarkets and other retailers from distributing plastic and compostable bags at the checkout counter beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the mayor told the Honolulu Star-­Advertiser late Wednesday. Read more

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