What better way to spend Earth Day than by giving back? That’s exactly what Positive H2O did at Kahului Harbor in April Jake Miller reports
Positive H2O partnered with Surfrider Foundation-Maui Chapter and Community Work Day in October 2010 for the 1st Annual North Shore Clean Up. Since then they have held monthly clean-ups at various beaches throughout Maui. This Earth Day, Kahului Harbor was their target. It was great to see so many volunteers come out and give back to their community. Without them we wouldn’t be able to keep our beaches clean!
The most common nuisance to our Maui beaches is plastic, which washes up onto the shores and may not even be of Hawaiian origin. We also see hundreds, sometimes thousands of cigarette butts.
A lot of the debris from Asia and the U.S. is carried around in the North Pacific Gyre, which is a giant whirlpool of floating trash that is approximately 20 million square kilometers. We know that our beach clean-ups and events that spread awareness are important and must continue on a large scale.
The Hawaiian Islands and the U.S. West coast especially need to prepare for the tsunami debris that will be arriving in the next 6 months. This estimated 25-30 million tons of debris has already hit the island of Midway. Computer models show that the debris should first hit Hawaii, then the U.S. West coast and then come back to Hawaii again!
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