SURVEY open to members of the Chamber only.
AMENDMENT TO PLASTIC BAG BAN
Nov. 14, 2016: The Maui County Council’s Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee is taking up IEM-56, PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION, with a bill proposed by Councilmember Elle Cochran that would 1. simplify and strengthen the definitions of “plastic bag” and “reusable bag”, 2. exempt plastic bags used for specified purposes from the plastic bag prohibition; 3) repeal the requirement for annual reporting by the Department of Environmental Management starting in 2018; and 4) prohibit businesses from providing prohibited plastic bags to their customers at any time, not just at the point-of-sale.
- The proposed bill: http://bit.ly/2fPfHrq
- Read press release by Councilmember Elle Cochran: http://mauicounty.us/environment/committee-to-consider-reusable-plastic-bag-and-polystyrene-use-restrictions/
- Materials and submitted testimony: http://bit.ly/2eyQvrC
BAN ON STYROFOAM CONTAINERS
The Maui County Council’s Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee is taking up IEM-15, POLYSTYRENE DISPOSABLE FOOD SERVICE CONTAINERS, with a bill originally proposed by Councilmember Mike Victorino in the 2009-2010 term that would regulate the use and sale of polystyrene disposable food service containers by food providers in the County of Maui. Polystyrene is a type of plastic.
- Nov. 17, 2014 Task Force Report: http://www.co.maui.hi.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/19656
- Materials and submitted testimony: http://bit.ly/2fb7fkW
Plastic bag reduction and Polystyrene ban survey
April 2, 2016: The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce supports HB 2605, HD 1, which appropriates funds to establish, administer, and support on-the-job training for individuals who are unemployed and dislocated due to the closure of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company on Maui.
Get updates on this bill here.
July 23, 2013: The Chamber submitted testimony to the Maui County Council in support of a measure – Bill 52 (2013) that will rename the Waihee Park to Richard “Pablo” Caldito Park.
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