Retailers should have recycle programs
I am glad the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s installed a water-bottle filling station. Plastic water bottles don’t have to be single-use. They can be refilled and used several times.
Rather than ban plastic water bottles, why not come up with an effective and convenient recycling program. The retailer that sells beverages in recyclable containers (plastic, glass or aluminum) should be required to have a recycle program.
For instance, if one buys a case of water at Costco, Costco would have a recycle program and refund the 5 cents or 10 cents CRV. The same would be required of gas stations, mini markets, hotels, restaurants, liquor stores, etc.
The current recycle system is inconvenient since there are very few places to take recycling. By requiring sellers to have a return and refund system, I believe we will see an increase in recycling and no need to push for a ban. Perhaps the County Council can pass a new law.
Rick Ganulin, Frequent Kauai visitorm Tustin, Calif.
Honor flag by displaying it correctly
In response to the “Flag flap” article (TGI Oct. 4), Mr. Davis, the display of the flags isn’t open to one’s interpretation, as you stated in the recent article. This is exactly why the flag code, rules, guidelines, policies and procedures were established. So that the flag isn’t handled “willy-nilly” or flown how you think it should be.
So I commend the “veteran” or individual who brought the Lihue Airport flag issue to the attention of the Hawaii DOT PAO, to have this addressed and corrected. We didn’t make it home with everyone during both of my combat tours to Iraq. So I try my best every day as I continue to live my life to somehow honor them.
Can we please do that by also flying/displaying the flags in the correct manner?
“For those who have fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.”
Aaron K. Ellegard Sr., SFC, U.S.Army (Ret.), Kalaheo