Plastic Free Hawaii Beach Clean-ups Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Nov 22, 2011 by Rachel Harvey | Story Popularity: 5

Saturday, December 3rd

9am-11am: Kahuku High School

10am-12pm: Kailua Beach Park

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, work gloves, old colanders, water bottles, friends, keiki and a great attitude! Bring any plastic grocery bags you have to give them a second life as trash bags.

In Kahuku: We'll be cleaning Punamano Unit James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, Marconi Road -Kam Hwy. Meet at Kahuku High School for instructions.

In Kailua: Meet near the Canoe House, Main Parking Lot, East of Buzz’s Restaurant. Join us for the clean up at 10am and stay for the trash weigh-in and a low-waste potluck lunch at 12pm. If your interested, also bring a low-impact lunch box or food to share. That means reusable plates and utensils too. We'll have coolers and other supplies. RSVP on Facebook.

We'll have a raffle with prizes from local sponsors such as Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks, Muumuu Heaven, Global Village, TikiMaster.com, and more...We'll be working with new partner Ocean Devotion Hawaii too.  

At both clean ups, we'll be collecting plastic for Method Soap's new post-consumer recycled bottles made from gyre plastic pollution!

Ocean Plastic 2011 from People Against Dirty on Vimeo.

This effort is part of the 2011 No Waste Challenge organized by partner Kokua Hawaii Foundation! Email plasticfree@kokuahawaiifoundation.org for more information.



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  1. One week away!!

  2. Just 2 days away! I picked up some great reusable bags from Global Village and Muumuu Heaven yesterday to give out in Kailua!

    Remember to bring your own reusable bottle or cup to the events. We'll have a water cooler!

    If your contributing to the Kailua potluck, see how low waste you can go? Travel plate and cutlery sets are awesome!

  3. Our team collected 180lbs of marine debris and litter today! 13lbs of beach plastic going to method for upcycling into 1000 bottles.

    Our Plastic Free Haleiwa-Kokua Hawaii Foundation team in Kahuku collected 1208lbs today! 200 lbs for method!

    BIG Thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors. Watch for pics and more details up later.

  4. That is terrific Rachel, I heard you had about 60 volunteers come out to Kailua. I'll have to ask about Kahuhku. Thanks so much for posting the data on what you collected, how impressive!

    Great photos on the Plastic Free Kailua page: http://www.facebook.com/PlasticFreeKailua

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