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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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Foam Free Maui

On August 9, 2022, a new law banning the sale, rental, and distribution of polystyrene bodyboards will go into effect in the County of Maui.

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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. 


Polystyrene Container Ban

Effective December 31, 2018, polystyrene food service containers are banned for use, sale or provision in Maui County.

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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.

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