I can't believe I'm reporting this in 2020.
The Solid Waste Advisory Committee held a public meeting in Hilo, Hawaii on Tuesday in an effort to improve waste management on the Big Island.
Most testifiers pretty much begged for decent recycling programs which the island lacks; as a comparison, in Japan, it's very easy to recycle just about everything.
Meanwhile, a lone testifier suggested the county establishes a disposal fee on all products at the point of purchase and an environmental impact fee on tourists. This is by far the most unintelligent waste management suggestion I've ever heard.
The county has the resources (in other words, they don't need to establish additional fees) to drastically improve waste management. They just need to hire a team that's not ignorant...