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Hawaii County
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/17/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
No requirements
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
No requirements
Fee Per Paper Bag
Fee or no fee, the choice is up to the businesses
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple re-use and is 1) made of cloth or other machine washable fabric or 2) made of paper specifically designed for multiple and long-term use, or bags made from plastic that are washable and are at least 3.0 mils thick will be acceptable as a reusable bag.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
As of January 17, 2014, plastic bags will be completely banned on the island. Includes Hilo http://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/reuse/county-of-hawaii-plastic-bag-reduction-ordinance/
Updated as of
6/20/2017
Honolulu County
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/20 - no plastic at all
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
The bag is one hundred percent recyclable and contains a minimum of forty percent post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words Reusable and Recyclable in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bags.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.15
Later Fee Increase
Reusable Bag Requirements
Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of: cloth or other washable fabric; or durable material suitable for reuse, including plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
http://www.opala.org/solid_waste/archive/plastic_bag_ban.html Starting July 1, 2018, non-exempt businesses are required to charge customers a minimum of 15 cents per bag for groceries or other merchandise. That bag needs to be reusable, compostable, or a paper bag that contains 40-percent post-consumer content. But after January 1, 2020, even those thicker plastic bags will no longer be considered reusable.
Updated as of
7/1/2018
Kauai
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/11/2011
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth or other machine washable fabric and/or is made of a durable material at least 2.25 millimeters thick and suitable for reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
1/12/2015
Maui County
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/11/2011
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
Fee or no Fee, the choice is up to the business
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is at least 3.0 mil thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
http://www.co.maui.hi.us/1688/Plastic-Bag-Reduction---BYOBag
Updated as of
6/20/2017