Business, birds and beaches; how marine debris affects Kauai

  • Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean

    Royal Caribbean is one of several cruise lines that have pledged to stop using single-use plastic by the year 2020.

  • Photo courtesy of Surfrider

    Volunteers work together to remove a net from Kauai’s beaches during a cleanup last weekend. More than 30 people showed up to help Surfrider’s Net Patrol.

LIHUE — Royal Caribbean cruise line was one of several companies that announced recently a campaign to eliminate single-use plastics from its cruise ships by the year 2020.