Bring a reuseable shopping bag. On average we use each plastic bag for approximately
12 minutes before disposing. It then lasts in the environment for
decades (500-1,000 years). Although Paia has been plastic free
for a few years, Maui as a County was the first to ban plastic bags in
Hawaii. The ordinance passed in August of 2008, but the law took effect
January 11, 2011.