Honolulu City Council scheduled to vote on bill that would place complete ban on disposable plastics
The Honolulu City Council is scheduled to vote on Bill 40 on Wednesday, a bill that would completely ban disposable plastics.
Some local food manufacturers and restaurants are worried about the bill regarding how it will affect their business.
However, supporters of the ban say that it will only impact a small portion of those restaurants.
"What will be banned are polystrene foam containers for eating, drinking, like clam shells and styrofoam cups and things. It will also ban plastic straws and store's utensils, the plastic grass and the sushi and disposable cups, plates, bowls, etc," Co-founder of B.E.A.C.H. Suzanne Frazer said.
According to opponents, there are no cost-effective alternatives to plastic and polystrene.