Earlier last week, Oahu became the latest Hawaiian island to pass legislature banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags. Under the new guidelines, paper bags will be allowed only if they are made of at least 40% recycled material.

"This is a bold action and I think here in the state of Hawaii we have always been bold, especially when it comes to protecting our environment," said Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard, who co-sponsered the initiative with Honolulu City Council Chair, Ernie Martin.


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