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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 14 November 2018.
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Comment: Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
County to stop recycling certain types of plastic December 1
The Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management announced that, because of changes to global recycling markets, the county no longer can accept No. 5 plastics, plastic grocery bags or any type of clamshell-shaped plastic products in the mixed recyclable bins at the county’s transfer stations. Tribune-Herald.
Hilo landfill to close next year
Bill Kucharski, county Environmental Management director, said the landfill could stop accepting waste in the spring, with rubbish then being hauled to the West Hawaii landfill at Puuanahulu. The bid process for the closure contract is set to open in late January. The project is estimated to cost about $20 million. Tribune-Herald.
Panel to consider sewer rate hike
Sewer fees will almost double during the next three years if the County Council agrees with a rate plan submitted by the Department of Environmental Management. West Hawaii Today.
Environmental concerns linger over renewable energy power plant
The DOH is holding a public hearing in Hilo on Wednesday regarding the future of a new power plant. The Hu Honua Bioenergy facility on the Hamakua Coast would burn eucalyptus trees to generate electricity. Hawaii Public Radio.
Program note: The public hearing on the future of the Hu Honua Bioenergy Plant was held late this morning. Students from my school (Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School) attended the meeting and will report their reactions on Thursday in their science and social studies classes.
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