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13,100 Pounds of Marine Debris Removed from Kahuku

September 29, 2017

On September 16, 160 volunteers cleaned the Kahuku coastline at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, removing a staggering 13,100 lbs. from the beach for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Most of the debris were entanglements of fishing nets and ropes. 2,100 lbs. of this debris were recycled with the Parley for the Oceans project in partnership with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi. Our second location at Kailua Beach Park was hosted by Kailua Beach Adventures, with 120 volunteers cleaning 285 lbs. from the beach.

Dozens participated in the Great Sunscreen Trade-in, trading in chemical sunscreens for samples of Raw Elements USA reef-safe sunscreen. Plus, all volunteers received free samples of Bee’s Wrap, a plastic-free and reusable food storage wrap.