Hawaii Bag Legislations

Statewide Legislation

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 02, 2019

Big Island Hawaii

Status Approved
Status Date February 22, 2011
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Banned
Paper Summary
Details:
  • 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
Comply Date January 01, 2013
Ordinance Bill #17 Chapter 14
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Updated October 02, 2019

Honolulu

Status Approved
Status Date July 24, 2017
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 10.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min 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
Comply Date July 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 October 02, 2019

Kauai

Status Approved
Status Date July 01, 2012
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
  • Specific Id Requirements
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
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
Comply Date January 11, 2011
Ordinance Article 19, Chapter 22 of Kauai's County Code
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Updated October 02, 2019

Maui

Status Approved
Status Date July 14, 2008
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 3.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
  • 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 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
Comply Date July 14, 2008
Ordinance 3587 Bill # 69 Chapter 20.28
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Updated October 02, 2019

Pala

Status Approved
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Ban: Plastic carry out bags. Permitted: ?
Stores Affected All Stores
Comply Date January 01, 2008
Updated October 02, 2019

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