In October of 2009, the Kauai County Council adopted a new law that requires all retail establishments to provide only recyclable paper bags or reusable bags to their customers effective January 11, 2011. The purpose of the legislation is to reduce the significant impacts of plastic checkout bags on the environment, which include litter, an increasing burden on the landfill, and threats to marine life.
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Congrats to Kauai County for adopting this new law! Teresa