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Hopefully more places will follow. #banplasticbags  

Original Post from Michael Q Todd:


In 2008 I initiated a Twitter campaign to stop plastic bag use. I am not in any way claiming any great credit for this announcement but ripples can be started online that lead to results.

Hawaii is soon to become the first state in the U.S to enforce a plastic bag ban. The ban was passed at the county level in every county in the state. This is a great example of how small, local action can create big change. All four of the populated counties in Hawaii have passed legislation banning #plastic   #bags at checkout counters, making it the first state in the country to pass such a ban (there is a fifth county, Kalawao County, in #Hawaii , but it is very remote and barely populated.) 

On the Big Island, where consumers have been paying for plastic bags at checkout lines for the past year, the ban officially begins on Jan 17, 2014 at grocery stores, restaurants and retailers. Consumers can opt for paper bags or bring their own, reusable bags. 
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