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Hawaiʻi Businesses Switch from Plastic to Paper Straws

March 23, 2018

Photo: Kaimuki Superette

Moku Kitchen in Kakaʻako joins the many businesses that are switching from plastic to paper straws. The Republik also made the switch in February. Two Hawaiʻi hotels, the Modern Honolulu and the Hilton Waikoloa Village have also gone plastic straw free, which was featured in the LA Times here. Many of these businesses now also provide straws only upon request. With the Modern Honolulu reporting using over 612,000 straws last year, millions of plastic straws will be saved from entering our waste stream and environment. Although the bill to ban plastic straws in Hawaiʻi did not pass this year, voluntary efforts by these and many more local businesses help to drive the change and make a big positive impact! Do you know of more Hawaiʻi businesses that have made the switch? E-mail us at [email protected] to let us know!