Hawaii's state senator says sunscreen ban unlikely to put tourists off

Newstalk ZB - July 4, 2018

The man behind Hawaii's new sunscreen ban doubts it will put tourists off visiting the state.

Hawaii state senator, Mike Gabbard has introduced a law banning many popular sunscreen products, containing chemicals that harm coral reefs.

Gabbard told Tim Dower he is sure tourists will be willing to slip, slop, slap with mineral sunscreens instead.

"Obviously, with tourism being our economic engine here, we are not saying 'hey tourist, we don't want you to come here anymore, don't wear your sunscreen' there's plenty of sunscreens that are out there now."