What kind of containers are banned?
  • Plastic disposable foodware including, but not limited to:
    • “Utensils” (e.g., forks, spoons, knives, stirrers, picks, chopsticks)
    • Straws
    • Clamshell containers
    • Plates
    • Cups
    • Bowls
    • Serving trays

If food or beverages can be served with these items made of plastic, they are not allowed as of January 1, 2022 unless used for “pre-packaged food”.

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1. When does the ban on disposable plastic foodware go into effect?
2. What will be prohibited by this law?
3. What kind of containers are banned?
4. What is “pre-packaged” food and are we allowed to sell, provide or use disposable plastic containers for it?
5. Are we allowed to use, sell, or provide plastic-lined cups or bowls like on O?ahu?
6. Are bioplastic (PLA, Clay) or other sustainable non-petroleum moisture barrier linings allowed?
7. Will I still be able to provide utensils and straws?
8. Can we ask our customers if they would like utensils or straws?
9. Can my business provide “self-serve” utensils and straws to our customers?
10. Are raw meat trays allowed?
11. Are there any exemptions to Ordinance No. 5084?
12. What are the consequences if a business doesn’t comply?
13. Who can I call for help with clarification?
14. How can I do more?