The plastic problem

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Barbara Weidner talks about Surfrider Kauai’s new marine debris processing center, behind Restore Kauai in Kapaa.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Surfrider Kauai now has a marine debris processing center, behind Restore Kauai in Kapaa, where more than 10,000 pounds of debris is awaiting removal to Oahu.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Over five tons of fishing nets and other marine debris collected from the shores of Kauai await export to Oahu at the Surfrider Kauai marine debris processing center in Kapaa, behind Restore Kauai.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Supporters of Surfrider Kauai dedicate a marine debris processing center, behind Restore Kauai in Kapaa, where more than 10,000 pounds of debris is awaiting removal to Oahu.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Surfrider Kauai now has a marine debris processing center, behind Restore Kauai in Kapaa, where more than 10,000 pounds of debris is awaiting removal to Oahu.

KAPAA — Kauai is like a net in the Pacific Ocean, catching the world’s trash as it spirals out of the Pacific Gyre.

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