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2017-18 Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Year End Report

July 16, 2018

Plastic Free Hawaiʻi had it’s most impactful year yet! Check out Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation's End of Year report for the the 2017-2018 school year!


Outreach & Education
Plastic Free Hawaiʻi offered outreach and education at 49 community events, reaching almost 15,000 people. Nearly 14,000 reusable items, such as metal straws and bamboo sporks, were given away to students and at events to empower people with tools to live plastic free! Our educational presentations reached 1,731 students (preschool to college) on Oʻahu.

Beach Cleanups
Our beach cleanups this year removed 24,000 pounds of marine debris from beaches with the help of 1,500 volunteers. 21% of this debris was recycled with the Parley for the Oceans project to be recycled into Adidas store interior materials.

PFH Water Refill Stations were utilized at 24 events, including Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Events and Green Fest. Our water refill stations reduced the use of nearly 100,000 single-use plastic water bottles. We work with 17 local businesses to retail our Plastic Free Hawaiʻi merchandise, helping to raise funds for the program while reaching a diverse audience of consumers.

For the full End of Year report including all of Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s programs, click here.