Single-use plastics ban likely to pass on Oahu

Tom Jones, Chair of Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) and President and co-owner of Gyotaku Japanese Restaurants, raises the alarm on potential devastating impacts for consumers and businesses of proposed ban on plastics and foam in a press conference in front of Honolulu Hale. They show some of the various plastic bags and containers that would no longer be able to be used. (PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA / Honolulu Star-Advertiser)

HONOLULU — Oahu would have the strictest single-use plastics ban in the state under a bill that is likely to pass a final vote of the Honolulu City Council today.