We had the pleasure of visiting Maui, Hawai’i this winter. While there were many aspects of our trip that were amazing, two things in particular stood out as I put together this edition. The first was the island’s plastic bag ban. It has already been in place for four years, and is joined by the islands of Kaua’i and the Big Island, along with the City of Honolulu. As of July 2015 the state of Hawai’i will be the first in the US to ban plastic bag use all together.