The Conversation: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Sep 25, 2018

The Status of Recycling in Hawaii


Credit Hurlburt Field / U.S. Air Force

Maui was the first to ban plastic bags and is moving a step closer to banning those plate lunch plates made of polystyrene--

Here on Oahu, Honolulu wants to be able to burn more recyclables at its H-Power Plant to avoid paying millions in penalties. Is it good policy? Does it make sense? That’s spelled both ways c-e-n-t-s and s-e-n-s-e.

How does the state view the decision by China--to stop accepting recyclable materials? And how do we manage solid waste across the islands going forward? We also explore the idea of banning plastic staws-- many companies are voluntarily pulling them off their shelves.

Our guests for today’s show were:

Intro music: Love Recycled 1 by Solomun