Monday, April 16, 2012

Sustainability: Plastic shopping bags

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.

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