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but there’s no composting facility in Hawaii
HONOLULU (Hawaii News Now)
Oahu’s controversial plastic bag restrictions that allow plastic bags to continue to be used by many retailers also allow them to use compostable bags, even though there is no composting facility anywhere in the state.
Environmentalists said compostable bags are better than the now-banned plastic bags. But cost was a major factor cited by Oahu merchants why they wanted the compostable bags added in a compromise measure that was approved by the City Council last September.
Compostable bags are roughly a nickel cheaper than the paper bags with recycled content that many merchants are using after the new plastic bag restrictions went into effect on Oahu July 1. read more – http://bit.ly/1hBgifk
If you have a restaurant, no matter where you stand on global warming and climate change, recycling, composting and just reducing your carbon footprint in some small way, every day, is a noble, feel-good gesture.
Customers will hopefully notice which should yield a profit incentive for businesses: Buying local, reducing packaging, and cutting back on waste can result in savings and economic efficiencies. This is especially true for restaurants where the latest craze is focused on eliminating food waste.
We have three choices on what do with garbage: Recycle, compost or dump into a landfill. (Of course, littering is another option, but not one we condone.)
Obviously, we understand what happens to recycled goods and the garbage, but compost can end up in a number of different areas. Waste companies have a unique challenge of finding end users to take away their compost. Here a few of the destinations of your compostable items: