13 Jan Piles of Plastic Washing Ashore Along Pristine Kahuku Shoreline – Hawaiʻi News Now

KAHUKU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Kahuku shoreline, especially the area of the bay near the James Campbell Wildlife Refuge, is looking less and less like paradise and more like a plastic dumping ground.

It’s not the result of littering, but rather marine debris or plastic pollution that has washed ashore.

Kahi Pacarro, of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, said Kahuku cleanups often require 200 to 400 volunteers. During their last effort in this area, they cleared nearly 10,000 pounds of trash.

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