Maui and Kauai already banned plastic bags and soon .. the ban could be extended to the entire state. That's what lawmakers are hoping will happen by introducing several bills to reduce plastic bag use statewide this legislative session. Plastic bags are everywhere and just about everyone uses them. One new bill being introduced by Senator Clayton Hee hopes to prohibit plastic bag use among businesses that make more than $300,000 in gross income.
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KAPAA, KAUAI - At the Big Save Supermarket in Kapa'a, Kauai it's out with plastic bags and in with paper sacks.
"We just started the paper bags today, so far so good, I didn't hear anything bad yet," said Marycel Garcia, Big Save Supermarket Assistant Manager.
"It's a great day today. I got one of the first bags from Big Save, I think it's a great idea, plastic, it's going to do us all in," said Cecil G, shopper.
Some stores on Maui are not following the law yet. We're told the Kmart and Ross Dress for Less in Kahului are still using plastic bags.