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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi August Refresh Highlights

September 04, 2019
August was another scorcher of a month! The waves of heat brought with them ample opportunity to hydrate so, of course, our Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Water Refill Stations were a popular presence at waste-free events across Oʻahu. 


At all these events and more, PFH Water Refill Stations were a hit with the #BYOBottle folks. 


Plastic Free Hawaiʻi spent Kōkua Kai Day at Shriners Hospital, brightening the day of over 40 patients and their families. Together, they composed Love Letters to the Sea, an activity focusing on ways we can personally create a healthier sea with each choice we make. Patients danced to the beats of the live music, played games, noshed on delicious eats, expressed their creative side through art projects, and more! 


PFH hosted two beach cleanups this August! The staff of Tori Richard Kahala made a huge difference, removing nearly 100 lbs. of microplastics and land-based trash from Kailua Beach. Across the island, 65 students from EF Language School collected an estimated 200 lbs. of land and marine debris from the North Shore’s Kawela Bay. 


Our PFH Reusable Cup Program continues to grow in popularity! Art Explorium in Kaimuki used 500 cups this past month for one of their events, eliminating the need for single-use!