is a Honolulu City & County (Oʻahu) measure to phase out a wide-range of single-use plastics commonly used in food service (plastic straws, utensils, foam, etc.), over a two year period. While it’s convenient to have utensils and such when we can’t access our kitchen at home, the amount of extra garbage created by all of us using single use plastics over the course of a year, decade or lifetime is astounding and not something we can’t live without. Traveling across this world and to very remote locations, I’m always blown away at the amount of garbage either in the rivers in Florida, on the beaches of Hawaii, or on an atoll in the middle of the Pacific. At some point soon we need to decide en masse to start undoing this insanely huge mess we have created on earth, and bills like this are small steps in the right direction to help us all change our actions. Please support and call your local representative to voice your thoughts on this being passed in Hawaii. Here’s to hoping the next generations of kids learn from our mistakes and epiphanies and take the reigns in better directions as the future unfolds. And if you’re not in Hawaii, think about starting a movement to have this implemented in your hometown and keep @kokuahawaiifoundation
, and @sustainablecoastlineshawaii
informed on your progress!