Hawaii's popular plate lunches are often sold in polystyrene foam take-out containers. Lawmakers are calling for all restaurants in the Aloha State to also have a compostable eco-friendly option.
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Among Hawaii’s many charms is the humble plate lunch. And chances are that lunch will likely be served in a Styrofoam container. Lawmakers this session are trying to change that and push local restaurants to go green. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.
Energy could play a big role in this year’s legislative session. Introduced bills range from increases in renewables to modernizing the state’s electrical grid. And while clean energy in Hawaii is on the rise, some say it’s still difficult for many to gain access. A proposed project hopes to fix that. HPR’s Molly Solomon report.
Tourists are increasingly seeking a vacation experience that values local culture and the environment. This growth in eco-tourism has prompted a nonprofit, Hawaii Ecotourism Association, to promote a more sustainable type of travel. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.
Hawaiian Electric and the Army are one step closer to a biofuel power plant at Schofield Barracks. The proposed 50-megawatt plant would be a source of renewable energy for Oahu residents, while also providing backup power for the military. The Army is preparing to study environmental impacts. But first, it wants to hear input from the community. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.