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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi October Highlights

November 01, 2019


Plastic Free Hawaiʻi was busy this month at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Children & Youth Day, and the North Shore Menehune Surf Contest with our Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Water Refill Stations. Over 5,000 single-use water bottles were eliminated from the wastestream with just these 3 events!

During Plastic Free Hawaiʻi outreach we met 300 teachers from all across the state at the Hawaiʻi After-School Alliance Summit, 200 student leaders at the 26th Annual Hawaiʻi Children & Youth Summit, 60 international students from the EF Language School wanting to make a difference, and hundreds of keiki North Shore Menehune Surf Contest who had fun upcycling t-shirts into tote bags, headbands, bracelets and one giant jump rope!

The highlight of the month was the Patagonia Haleiwa Zero Waste event. Attendees learned about KHF’s Plastic Free Hawaiʻi initiatives as well as zero waste efforts happening across Oʻahu, including how to submit testimony in support of Bill 40, to phase out single-use plastics on Oʻahu. Students from Waialua High School Eco Club shared about their recent projects, included screen printed produce bags that they sell as a fundraiser. Mahalo Patagonia for providing waste-free food and beverages for those who attended.