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Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Honolulu thinking of banning plastic bags, too..! James "Kimo" Rosen

"If they're good enough for my President, they're good enough for me!"
photo courtesy of http://www.savetheplasticbag.com


"The biggest problem is Wal-Mart; the largest retailer on Kaua‘i and the social gathering place of many, sell blue imitation cloth looking bags made out of used plastic bottles..." (Seriously, check the label.) http://www.savetheplasticbag.com/
 Don't do it, don't be hypocrites, I know, I see it first hand on Kauai, the plastic ban ban was a total hypocrisy,Kauai has reverted back to destroying rain forests with reintroducing paper bags...

 The County of Kaua‘i has a plastic bag ban at grocery, retail stores, and take-out for restaurants. The irony is the stores have reverted back to using paper, the ban was suppose to be to get people to use reusable cloth bags. The ban has failed dramatically because it was never intended for paper to replace plastic thus taking us 100 giants steps backward.

Grocery stores continually run out of paper and when they do have paper bags they take up many times the space of the old plastic bags. People re-used plastic, the paper breaks and is garbage as soon as you take your groceries home and now many people are buying commercial plastic garbage liners during these recessed times when they can least afford it.

The biggest problem is Wal-Mart; the largest retailer on Kaua‘i and the social gathering place of many, sell blue imitation cloth looking bags made out of used plastic bottles. (Seriously, check the label.) The icing on the cake is these bags are made in China and everyone on the island and many visitors now have hundreds of these blue cloth looking bags made of plastic bottles in China. The ban was to get rid of plastic, but these beautifully designed blue bags that look like cloth are made of plastic.

Many of the grocery stores on Kauai have to rent additional container trucks just to store paper bags since paper takes up to 100 times the space of plastic. (Just imagine  100 paper bags stacked high verses 100 plastic bags stacked high.)
Therefore if a plastic ban is enacted in Honolulu please also ban paper.
 Paper is actually more polluting than paper, read the study at www.savetheplasticbag.com.

The Honolulu Star-advertiser published an edited version of this opinion article on 03-05-12, here it is; http://staradvertiser.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

Kauai has a plastic-bag ban at grocery, retail stores and takeout for restaurants. The irony is the stores have reverted back to using paper bags, while the ban was supposed to get people to use reusable cloth bags. The ban has failed dramatically, taking us 100 giant steps backward.
Grocery stores continually run out of paper bags. When they do have them, they take up many times the space of the old plastic bags. People re-used plastic. The paper ones break and become garbage as soon as you take your groceries home. Now many people are buying commercial plastic garbage liners during these recessionary times when they can least afford it.
Walmart, the largest retailer on Kauai and the social gathering place of many, sells blue cloth looking bags made out of used plastic bottles. The ban was to get rid of plastic, but these beautifully designed blue bags are made of plastic.


Editor's note, Dakinetalk guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the opinions of dakinetalk. Guest bloggers are given space to express their beliefs and or opinions. We feel there are many roads and like to give people space to express their thoughts,after-all that's what dakine is...Aloha, James "Kimo" Rosen, Publisher.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Harmony said via facebook;"Those reusable, plastic bags (in varying colors) are sold everywhere. It is necessary to wash reusable bags. I put one of those ones you're talking about in the wash and it came out with holes. I love the reusable colth bags & use them all the time, but you got to look harder to find them."

KimoRosen said...

Harmony, I know about cloth bags, I use them too... The point was that on Kaua'i they have replaced plastic with paper, and I said if Honolulu bans plastic they should ban paper too, that's where Kaua'i really went back in time...

Anonymous said...

Douglas Dunn said via facebook;"Love ya, Kimo, but I'm with Harmony on this one.
As you can imagine, anyone who plugs an electric car into solar panels is going to certainly at least have cloth reusable bags.

If Kaua‘i is not doing it right, the campaign should be to do it right, not just eliminate it."

KimoRosen said...

Doug, that's what my blog stated I am advising Honolulu to also ban paper, so they don't wind up like Kaua'i, again I am in favor of reusable bags, but not replacing paper with plastic, the last sentence read;"Therefore if a plastic ban is enacted in Honolulu please also ban paper."
"Paper is actually more polluting than paper, read the study at www.savetheplasticbag.com"Save The Plastic Bag
www.savetheplasticbag.com

KimoRosen said...

Doug, that's what my blog stated I am advising Honolulu to also ban paper, so they don't wind up like Kaua'i, again I am in favor of reusable bags, but not replacing plastic with paper, the last sentence read;"Therefore if a plastic ban is enacted in Honolulu please also ban paper."
"Paper is actually more polluting than paper, read the study at www.savetheplasticbag.com "

KimoRosen said...

Doug, I meant to say, but not replacing plastic with paper, I originally said,replacing paper with plastic, it is corrected above.

Anonymous said...

Chester "Unc" Lau said via facebook;"In the Orient,people never threw anything away that can be reused,people carry reusable net bags to market,no pollution,can fold up & took little space."

KimoRosen said...

"Unc' exactly! BTW, The Staradvertiser called and said they may use this blog as a future LTE, stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

"Unc" said via facebook;"What is BTW ?.... LOL"

KimoRosen said...

By The Way! ltms (laughing to myself silently)

Anonymous said...

Harmony said via facebook;"I thought BTW was "between us"

KimoRosen said...

between us works too!