Thank you. I'm so tired of people who want others to do their own research. Google is your friend Joseph Bugado.
P.S. The New Wiki Fresh in Hilo uses biodegradable plastic and recyclable paper bowls with recycled materials.
Peat Plastic and EarthShell paper plates are a good start and those two products are only the tip of the eco-friendly ice berg. I live in Nevada and every health food store (Whole Foods, Sprouts etc.) uses disposable/biodegradable take out containers for the hot food sections. I've also been to a lot of restaurants that use the same stuff, like Simply Pure or El Dorado Cantina (both in Vegas).
I've also been to the Island Naturals in Hilo and they use eco-friendly/biodegradable to-go containers for their hot food.
The smart phone in your pocket is more powerful than the computers that put men on the moon, we have electric cars that can go 0-60 in 2.9 seconds (Tesla S), we can reattach limbs and reverse chronic diseases... creating eco-friendly alternatives to styrofoam is no problem. It's already been accomplished. Everybody just needs to get on the same page. The page that puts the health of the environment (our home) before the health of our quarterly profits.
Some want change to occur rapidly, like Margaret Wille who wants to ban styrofoam. Some want it to occur slowly or not at all, like Greggor Ilagan who wants to "create incentives" to "reduce" the usage of styrofoam. I can't help but side with Margaret.
Aaron is correct . Lets raise the GET up but lets raise it maybe 2 percent instead of only 1/2% Think about it, the state and county will surly only use the money for transportation. Lets maybe use this very easy money for a HART project like Honolulu. Maybe hilo to kona (steel on steel) rail for all the low wage commuters of coarse, and lower the traffic congestion. Aaron you must have more money than I.
Untill you know all the facts maybe you should hold your tongue.He is our son
Please lazerhaze back up your statement that there is a thousand different substances that can be used. List maybe 6 places i could look at on the internet being there are thousand of substances, as you claim, and they should be food grade too.
I believe you could make your point by offering some fact and not calling someone you don't know names (stupid or idiot) just saying.
This response is idiotic. There's a thousand different substances that can be used. Many that aren't poisonous when they break down in the environment like polystyrene. OUR AINA is more important than your fattening loco moco in styrofoam. You're too damn stupid to be allowed to vote. Please educate yourself before you open your fat mouth and make yourself look like an idiot.
Such a clean, fresh atmosphere, smiling faces on the employees and fresh flavorful food that's so ono it'll knock your rubbah slippahs off!
well to me we have the most beautiful nat park in US cause we have live volcano and great park service i drove tours there for 49 years
Maybe Author you might put your energy into fighting the increase in the rise of GET (general excise tax) that is getting traction and raising property taxes and auto fees (fees=taxes) than badmouthing a store that is much needed in this area of the county.. Think about it union drivers to deliver the goods, employees good pay + benefits, over priced rent, wages to make all this work and on and on. Really Author, a raise in the GET+ other taxes will HURT the lives of to many lower income people. If the store was not there, think of the inconvenience and extra costs to shop far away.
I know of which I speak, I owned a mom and pop store for over 10 years, and it was not easy.
How telling is it that the Sullivans charge MUCH higher prices at Malama Mkt. than their Food Pantry and Sack'n'Save Stores? They take terrible advantage of people in out-of-the-way locales in which live many lower income people. It is truly, literally, without question a blatant and egregious rip off with their absurdly inflated mark-ups.
In the 1980s a local friend claimed the $5 box cereal prices at Food Pantry in Honolulu were justified at that time because of the high price of shipping food to Hawaii. To prove her wrong, when I went to California I bought the same cereal for $1.89 RETAIL at Safeway in LA and MAILED it to her, via the USPS, getting no bulk shipping discount as would the vast Sullivans' enterprises, for a grand total of $4.10 to prove that she was part of the problem for defending, and putting up with it passively. The Sullivans live like kings with luxurious estates near Hapuna and Pupukea. Elvis used to lease the Sullivans' Pupukea compound for months at a time.
yea right theres a lot of fraud in the state of hawaii
your crazy how am i going buy something take out and they cant put in a form container so if you who ever pass that bill me and lots not going vote for you who pass the bill soo just dont pass that bill stupid
That's nothing that 10 years in prison won't cure.....
Good job! justice at last for you “Peter Boy”, a long time coming. Rest in peace young man, I remember.
I make a reply that is in disagreement with a poster or the paper and It gets deleted? Biased much? lol
One thing is for certain, the climate changes. No man can control the climate, they can only be aware of what they contribute to it. And, even so, nothing is guaranteed. It's a big world out there, time for people to focus on things that matter more than trying to play GOD and pretending the climate is inferior to man.
More taxes would definitely put a burden on businesses, hence the result would be harder for them to remain in business. At which point there would be no need for traffic because they would no longer exist. That is the big picture. While roads need repairs perhaps less population increase would be a better perspective for the larger picture.
"Deserve to be paid a living wage?" What determines a living wage? Choose a smaller house, with less expenses, and or a different career. No one is entitled to anything.
I agree, unless they lower their prices it will still require shopping elsewhere. Maybe Island Naturals will go in the old Malama or someone who can open a big health food store in that space.
Ok so who left the keys laying around? All 3 of these vehicles have chipped keys they aren't as easy to steal as a Tacoma or civic!
Did he also take the buckets of money that were secure in the County Office?
WOW I HOPE THE CROOK DONT SHOOT ME
Hopefully they will lower their rip off prices. Only people on welfare and the wealthy can shop at Malama Mart. If your a working person forget about it!
An asset for Hilo!
RIP STUPID WHY COME OUT FIGHTING WITH POLICE THEY HELPED YOU FOOL