HONOLULU - It's estimated some 500 million single-use plastic straws are used in this country every day. Activists say it's bad for the environment, often threatening marine life and adding to the nation's growing landfills.
Hawaii tried to ban plastic straws and Styrofoam containers, but failed, last year. Senator Mike Gabbard, who introduced the 2018 bill, plans to reintroduce the idea when the Legislature convenes this session. If it passes, the law could cost you, every day.