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Hawaii - Bag Legislation

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Statewide Legislation

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Status Inactive
Ordinance HB 1507 (2016)
Notes Note: Passed the House, currently in the senate. This is to make common language and standards between the counties that already all have bag regualtions in place.
Updated October 11, 2017

Big Island Hawaii

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Status Approved
Status Date 02/22/2011
Plastic Summary Banned
Paper Summary Requirements: designed for multiple use.
Reusable Definition 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.
Stores Affected "Business" means any commercial enterprise or establishment, including an individual proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity, whether for profit or not for profit, and includes all employees of the business or any independent contractors associated with the business.
Fees None
Compliance Date 01/01/2013
Ordinance Bill #17 Chapter 14
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Updated April 20, 2012

Honolulu

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Status Approved
Status Date 07/24/2017
Plastic Summary Requirements: 10 mil
Paper Summary Requirements: No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW
Stores Affected "Business" means any commercial enterprise or establishment, including an individual proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity, whether for profit or not for profit, with annual gross sales and includes all employees of the business or any independent contractors associated with the business.
Fees $0.15 charge on paper, reusable and compostable
Compliance Date 01/01/2018
Ordinance 17-37 (Bill 59 (2016), FD1, CD3)
Notes 2017-08-30: Note: This ordiance changes the definition of what is used as a bag. 2017-05-30: Notes: Honolulu City council is considering amendments to its bag ordinance to allow and mandate a $0.10 charge to certain compostable and resuable bags.
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Updated August 30, 2017

Kauai

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Status Approved
Status Date 07/01/2012
Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition 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.
Stores Affected "Retail Establishment" means any commercial business facility that sells goods directly to the ultimate consumer, including, but not limited to, grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, "mini marts", and retail stores and vendors selling clothing food and personal items.
Fees None
Compliance Date 01/11/2011
Ordinance Article 19, Chapter 22 of Kauai's County Code
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Updated April 20, 2012

Maui

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Status Approved
Status Date 07/14/2008
Plastic Summary Requirements: 3.0 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary Requirements: none listed.
Reusable Definition 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 material specifically designed for reuse.
Stores Affected "Business" means any commercial enterprise or establishment, including an individual proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity, whether for profit or not for profit, and includes all employees of the business or any independent contractors associated with the business.
Fees None
Compliance Date 07/14/2008
Ordinance 3587 Bill # 69 Chapter 20.28
More Information Link to more information
Updated April 20, 2012

Pala

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Status Approved
Plastic Summary Ban: Plastic carry out bags. Permitted: ?
Stores Affected All Stores
Compliance Date 2008
Updated February 16, 2012
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