Dan Boylan and guests explore proposals to charge fees or ban non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags on Oahu. The state legislature and Honolulu City Council have introduced these bills in an effort to reduce litter and incentivize behavior change. Those in opposition reuse plastic bags and are against additional consumer fees and business taxes. Honolulu is the only county in Hawaii without a plastic bag ban.
Scheduled guests include: Robert Harris, Director, Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter; Natalie Iwasa, community activist against plastic bag bans; Melissa Pavlicek, Hawaii Public Policy Advocates, which represents Safeway and Times supermarkets; and Christine Wollaway, Hawaii State Coordinator, International Coastal Cleanup's "Get the Drift and Bag It" program.
Original Air Date: March 15, 2012
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