Plastic bags are out. Plastic straws are on their way out. Now Hawaii lawmakers want to take things a big step further. From a report: They’re considering an outright ban on all sorts of single-use plastics common in the food and beverage industry, from plastic bottles to plastic utensils to plastic containers. Senate Bill 522 has already passed through two committees and is on its way to two more. Supporters say it’s an ambitious and broad measure that would position Hawaii as a leader in the nation — and ensure that Hawaii’s oceans have a fighting chance as the global plastic pollution problem worsens. But others worry about the practicality of such a proposal.
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