Plastic Bag Pollution:
It may seem like a trivial thing, but those “free” plastic bags we get at the grocers, department stores and restaurants are actually contributing to a world wide pandemic of plastics waste. Only 1-4% of the 19 billion plastic grocery and merchandise bags used annually in the State are recycled. That means that nearly 600 bags per second are discarded–destined either for the landfill or our marine environment.
Plastic Bag Solution
As of January 11, 2011 the Maui County Code Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance introduced by former County Councilmember Michael Molina in 2007 will take effect.
The regulation prohibits businesses from providing single-use plastic bags with handles to customers at the checkout counter for transporting groceries and other goods.
How you can contribute to the solution:
1.Use a reusable bag at the store like EcoBroker Meghan Clair’s Free Chico Bag:
This business card sized bag becomes a big reusable shopping bag!
2. Recycle your plastics bags and other products at the new Kihei Recycle Center of Piilani Hwy or any other center on Island
LINK TO MAUI COUNTY RECYCLE INFORMATION
Link to Maui Weekly Article “Life without plastic bags begins” by Debra Lordan: Editor/General Manager
CONTACT ECOBROKER, REALTOR (S) MEGHAN CLAIR
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE “GREEN MOVEMENT” IN HAWAII OR REAL ESTATE ON THE ISLAND OF MAUI!
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
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