Kudos to plastic ban from O‘ahu
Aloha! I enjoyed your front page story “Plastic Prohibited”. I visited Kauai many years ago, when the plastic bag laws were first implemented there. I found the island to be refreshingly clean, with no trash on the highways and sidewalks.
Each store where I shopped explained the law and mentioned how, while needing some shopping adjustments, we, as visitors should find the island cleaner.
Wow! It made me wonder why Oahu was still struggling at that time on what to do here. That “Plastics Prohibited” story shows that folks on Kauai are really working hard to do something to help make the island even more sustainable for the future.
Michael Mochizuki, O‘ahu
Dear Mayor Kawakami
Why have you not issued the same emergency powers that the mayor of Maui has done?
This virus is very dangerous – all cruise ships should be blocked, you should declare emergency powers, even evacuation powers just like Maui mayor did.
The elderly, especially if over 70, have a high fatality rate. We must protect everyone, especially them.
Are you aware that New Rochelle, NY, Italy, many colleges and universities, are closing down? Our CDC experts tried to announce that people over 70 should not fly commercially. Our president threw all caution out the window and blocked that announcement!
Please do the responsible thing and demonstrate leadership in this challenge. This is not the time to protect the visitor industry.
William (Bill) and Judith Fernandez, Kapaa