Hawaii’s Plastic Beaches

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Hawaii’s Plastic Beach

Earth’s oceans are vast – they cover 71% of our planet’s surface – and the majority of that area is never visited or even seen by people, which can make it easy to ignore the growing problem of pollution in our waters. It’s an especially difficult issue to tackle because, even in the parts of the ocean that we can see, most of the trash actually sinks or floats below the surface, making it hard to determine just what’s going on out there. As the saying goes, what’s out of sight is out of mind, but there’s one place where all this pollution is being made painfully obvious: Hawaii’s Kamilo Beach, where every year tons of garbage are deposited by the waves and piled high on what was once beautiful white sand.

What’s special about Kamilo Beach?

Hawaii is situated in the path of the North Pacific…

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