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Three Bag Re-bag exchanges slated islandwide


Hawaii Electric Light Company, KTA Super Stores, and KWXX are helping you go green by supporting the use of re-useable shopping bags.

Through this partnership, events are being held islandwide that feature shopping bag exchanges, energy efficiency and conservation education, and recycling at four locations across the island.

At the Three Bag Re-bag, customers can swap three plastic bags to receive a re-useable shopping tote.

Each person can receive up to three re-useable shopping bags in exchange for nine plastic shopping bags. Please tie the plastic bags in a knot before exchanging them at the event.

“We are proud to be partnering with KTA, KWXX , and various schools to help Hawaii Island residents learn about recycling and energy efficiency,” said Kenyan Beals, HELCO’s educational coordinator. “These events will help cut down on plastic rubbish, save energy, and save a little money, too.”

At these events, area schools will also be doing a CFL exchange. Students from Pahoa High School, Parker School, and Kahakai Elementary School will be on-hand to swap incandescent bulbs for CFLs.

Friday events are 2-6 p.m., Saturday events are 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Event dates and locations are as follows:

* Friday, April 13 at KTA Puainako
* Saturday, April 14 at KTA Waimea
* Friday, April 20 at Waikoloa Village Market
* Saturday, April 21 at KTA Kailua-Kona

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