WEB EXCLUSIVE: City bans plastic shopping bags - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

WEB EXCLUSIVE: City bans plastic shopping bags

Mayor Peter Carlisle signs Bill 10 into law as City Council member Tulsi Gabbard looks on. Mayor Peter Carlisle signs Bill 10 into law as City Council member Tulsi Gabbard looks on.

KHNL - No more "paper or plastic" on Oahu. Honolulu has now joined the other three counties in regulating plastic shopping bags.

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle signed Bill 10 into law, effectively banning the plastic bags you get from supermarkets, convenience stores and restaurants.

The ban won't take effect until July 2015. Supporters of the new law said it will allow stores time to get rid of current inventory. Carlisle also said it would allow consumers time to change their behavior when they go shopping.

"We hope people are going to understand that between now and 2015 we're going to be hoping that more and more of them are going to be bringing their own bags to the grocery stores, reducing the problem that plastic bags are already causing," said Carlisle.

The measure was introduced by city council member Tulsi Gabbard, who attended the bill signing, and council chair Ernie Martin.

Previous story: Plastic bags sacked on Oahu

Copyright 2012 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Day 3 of Troup Murder Trial: Scales takes the stand

    Day 3 of Troup Murder Trial: Scales takes the stand

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:01:06 GMT
    The defendant, Joshua Scales, takes the stand to testify today in the Smith County Courthouse.The defendant, Joshua Scales, takes the stand to testify today in the Smith County Courthouse.

    On Thursday, Joshua Scales, an East Texas man charged with murder, took the stand to testify on day three of the trial. Joshua Scales is on trial for the summer 2016 murder of Jordan Ladue in Troup. 

    More >>

    On Thursday, Joshua Scales, an East Texas man charged with murder, took the stand to testify on day three of the trial. Joshua Scales is on trial for the summer 2016 murder of Jordan Ladue in Troup. 

    More >>
  • SFA picked sixth in preseason poll; Jacks take part in SLC Media Day

    SFA picked sixth in preseason poll; Jacks take part in SLC Media Day

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:25:09 GMT
    SFA football picked ot finish sixth in the SLC.SFA football picked ot finish sixth in the SLC.

    With the beginning of Stephen F. Austin's 91st season of football rapidly approaching, head coach Clint Conque, junior defensive lineman Lamont Alexander and sophomore wide receiver Tamrick Pace completed the first official football event of the year by taking part in the 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at Hilton Americas in Houston.  After learning they were picked to finish sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll...

    More >>

    With the beginning of Stephen F. Austin's 91st season of football rapidly approaching, head coach Clint Conque, junior defensive lineman Lamont Alexander and sophomore wide receiver Tamrick Pace completed the first official football event of the year by taking part in the 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at Hilton Americas in Houston.  After learning they were picked to finish sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll...

    More >>
  • Prayers asked for severely injured Lone Star firefighter

    Prayers asked for severely injured Lone Star firefighter

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:21:22 GMT
    (Source: Linda Shirley Campbell)(Source: Linda Shirley Campbell)

    An East Texas community is coming together after a volunteer firefighter was severely injured.  

    More >>

    An East Texas community is coming together after a volunteer firefighter was severely injured. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly