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Council advances bill banning disposable plastics

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tom Jones, chairman of the Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) and president and co-owner of Gyotaku Japanese Restaurants, held a news conference Thursday in front of Honolulu Hale to discuss how the proposed ban on plastics would affect consumers and businesses. Pictured are some of the plastic bags and containers that had been included in Bill 40 before City Council members excluded them from the proposed ban after the press conference.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Tom Jones, chairman of the Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) and president and co-owner of Gyotaku Japanese Restaurants, held a news conference Thursday in front of Honolulu Hale to discuss how the proposed ban on plastics would affect consumers and businesses. Pictured are some of the plastic bags and containers that had been included in Bill 40 before City Council members excluded them from the proposed ban after the press conference.

A Honolulu City Council committee Thursday evening approved the amended version of a proposed bill that ultimately aims to prohibit food establishments from using disposable plastics on Oahu, following several hours of testimony. Read more

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