Maui is a frontrunner in passing policies aimed at reducing single-use plastics. Learn more about local legislation and continued efforts to promote zero waste initiatives.
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Single-use Plastics Ban
On April 21, 2020, Maui County adopted Bill 52, a comprehensive ban on single-use plastics. Bill 52 bans straws, cups, stirrers, to-go containers, and more and takes effect January 1, 2022.
Plastic Bag Ban
On January 11, 2011, Maui County adopted the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance, a ban on single-use plastics bags. This ordinance bans plastic bags at restaurants, grocery stores, festivals/events and other businesses alike.
Tobacco Free Beaches & Parks
On April 22, 2014, Bill 24 took effect prohibiting smoking and tobacco use at all Maui parks and beaches. Youth from the Maui District Student Council Org. collected more than 14,000 cigarette butts in two hours from a beach clean up in an effort to push forward this bill.