Council allows non-recyclable plastics as polystyrene alternative

  • A polystyrene takeout container is discarded an the side of Kuakini Highway, file photo. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file)

HILO — Amid promises to create future laws curbing the growing waste stream heading to the county’s soon-to-be sole landfill, the County Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill loosening restrictions on the allowable plastic alternatives to polystyrene.