Plastic Free Hawaiʻi was busy this summer with our goal of eliminating single-use plastics! Doing our part to make events waste-free, we’ve gone all over Oʻahu sharing rCups, providing refills at water stations, hosting marine debris art making stations, capturing plastic free commitments, hosting community education stations, and much more! We proudly provide straws, sporks, bags, and other items to help you reduce your waste. We love seeing folks using reusable gear in their daily lives! Visit our online store to go green this school year and check out our waste-free lunch ideas.
Plastic Free July started out with a “bang” as we partnered with Da Hui Paddle Board Race on the 4th of July, passing out reusable cups of water to participants and provided the event with a water station as well! In fact, our PFH water stations have been in high demand this summer and were spotted at The Bishop Museum, Waikīkī Sunset on the Beach, Hui Nalu Canoe Club’s John D. Kaupiko Regatta, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Waimea Valley’s Summer Concert Series! PFH is proud to have partnered with the Kailua Boys and Girls Club and Kailua Beach Adventures leading a presentation on single-use plastics, waste management, and marine debris while also supporting a beach cleanup and mural art project with both elementary and teenage students! Our PFH Volunteers helped spread the word about single-use plastics through an art activity called “Love Letters to the Sea” at The Honolulu Museum of Art’s “Out of the Blue” Family Sunday event and Kahala Mall’s Annual Keiki Day! The “Love Letters to the Sea” activity gave our PFH volunteers an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with our youth about caring for the ocean and sharing ideas for how to mālama this very special natural resource. A mighty “Mahalo!” to all our PFH volunteers - we could not have done it without you!