Hawaii
Statewide
Current
Under consideration by State Legislators to ban single-use plastic disposable shopping bags throughout the State of Hawaii
Big Island Hawaii
 
December 2013
Plastic bags banned. Paper bags must be manufactured for multiple uses. 
Reusable bag is defined as a bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of paper specifically designed for multiple use or long term use.
Honolulu
 
July 2017
Prohibits all establishments in Honolulu from providing single-use plastic disposable shopping bags for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale. Requires plastic bags to have a minimum thickness of 10.0 mil. Allows recycled paper and reusable shopping bags. 
Reusable bag is defined as a bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of paper specifically designed for multiple use or long term use.
Paperreusable and compostable bag fee in Honolulu is $0.15.
Kauai
October 2009
Prohibits all establishments in Kauai from providing single-use plastic disposable shopping bags for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale. Requires plastic bags to have a minimum thickness of 2.25 mil. Allows recycled paper and reusable shopping bags. 
Requires paper bags to be 100% recyclable, minimum 40% PCW, and no growth fiber.
Reusable bag is defined as a bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
Relevant Links
Hawaii Just Became The First State To Ban Plastic Bags At Grocery Checkouts - July 1, 2015
Big Island plastic-bag ban to begin - December 30, 2013
County of Hawai‘i Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance current - January 17, 2013

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