STATE OF HAWAII CONSIDERING BAN ON PLASTIC STRAWS, FOOD CONTAINERS, PLASTIC BAGS, ETC!!!
Can't stand knowing that the plastic straws, polystyrene food containers, and other single use items we use are winding up in the ocean and killing marine life and the fragile coral reef??
Want to make a difference but not sure how??
In addition to getting out and cleaning the beaches and limiting your plastic use, you can now submit testimony in support of SB367 SD1 which would prohibits food service businesses and stores from the sale, use, or distribution of polystyrene foam containers, expanded polystyrene food service products, plastic straws, and plastic bags - to take effect 7/1/2021.
Simply click the link below to Submit Testimony supporting the bill all from your home laptop or on your cell phone. This can be as simple as typing 'I support this Bill and encourage the State to do what is right and ban these unnecessary single-use items.'
You can also take it one step further and directly call and email your Representatives. Not sure who they are? Check out www.voterengage.comand enter your address to find your reps, their contact information, and their stances on these and other very important issues.
Let's submit a record amount of public comment and get this done folks! It takes less than 5 minutes to make a difference!!!
UPDATE: The Bill passed Third Reading and has crossed over from the Senate to the House!!! Contact your State House Reps in the House NOW telling them you support the Bill. When a new testimony opportunity arises for the House version(s) I will repost with a new link. Mahalo to everyone for stepping up!!
[[Senate Vote: Ayes, 24; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Kim, Taniguchi. Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 1 (Senator(s) Harimoto). Transmitted to House.]]
It's great to hear that the State of Hawaii is considering a ban on plastic straws. Plastic pollution is a major problem for our oceans, and single-use plastics like straws are a significant contributor to this issue. By taking action to ban plastic straws, Hawaii is leading the way in the fight against plastic pollution and setting an example for other states and countries to follow.
It's great to hear that the state of Hawaii is considering a ban on plastic straws. Plastic waste has become a global environmental issue and has been found to have negative impacts on marine life and ecosystems.
5/16/2023 12:26:45 am
Thank you for sharing the news about the State of Hawaii considering a plastic straw ban. It's heartening to see such proactive steps being taken to address the issue of plastic pollution. Plastic straws are one of the major contributors to ocean pollution and pose a significant threat to marine life.
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