Hawaii

Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Ordinance HB 356, HB 357
Notes HB 357: Imposes a fee of 10 cents for each plastic or paper single use bag that is provided to retail customers at checkout. HB 356: Requires certain businesses in the State to collect a 10-cent fee for each single-use checkout bag provided to customers. Allows businesses to retain ten per cent of the fees, subject to income and general excise taxes, for the first year. Directs use of fee revenues, including funding programs to mitigate the effects of single-use checkout bags. Establishes provisions relating to violations, injunctive and other relief, county ordinances, business reporting, and audit authority. Requires annual report to the legislature. Appropriates funds
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Updated March 19, 2013

Big Island Hawaii

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

Status Approved
Status Date 05/10/2012
Plastic Summary Banned
Paper Summary Requirements: No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of 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 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, with annual gross sales and includes all employees of the business or any independent contractors associated with the business.
Fees None
Compliance Date 07/01/2015
Ordinance Bill 10 (2012)
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Updated May 21, 2012

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

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
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Updated April 20, 2012

Pala

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