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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Sunday signed Bill 40 into law, establishing a sweeping ban on single-use plastic and polystyrene foodware for Oahu.

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The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday approved one of the strictest bans on plastics in the country, closing loopholes in the existing ordinance on plastic bags and prohibiting single-use utensils and Styrofoam containers.

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The Honolulu City Council is expected to pass the strictest ban in the state on single-use plastic products.

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A measure banning single-use plastic and polystyrene products from Oahu restaurants is moving to the full City Council for a final vote after amendments, although some businesses remain opposed to it.