From Ocean to Beach, Tons of Plastic Pollution

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


The Hawaii Wildlife Fund, which organizes beaches cleanups, estimates that they have removed about 169 tons of garbage in the last 11 years from a 10-mile stretch of Hawaii Island alone, and that about 15 tons to 20 tons of new trash comes ashore each year. On May 24, two dozen people went out again.

The next cleanup is July 13 at Kamilo Point…

Read Full Article, The New York Time

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