County Issues Reminder: Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bag Ban Remains in Effect

March 24, 2021, 12:36 PM HST
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As an early response to the pandemic, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, former Mayor Harry Kim suspended the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags under his third Supplementary Emergency Proclamation. The suspension was effective for 60 days, until May 30.

As of June 1, the County of Hawai‘i Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bag Ban was no longer suspended and currently remains in effect.

Businesses are prohibited from providing single-use plastic checkout bags to their customers for the purpose of transporting groceries or other goods.

A copy of the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance Administrative Rules and County Code (Chapter 20) can be found online. With any questions, call 808-961-8554.

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