Report: Plastic most common beach pollutant


International Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, Sept. 21. On Kaua‘i, volunteers can meet at the Kaua‘i Beach Resort near Hanama‘ulu to clean up Nukoli’i Beach at 8:30 a.m. Here is a sample of what was pulled from the shore and nearshore waters at that beach during a recent cleanup.

Courtesy Raftography / Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i

A sea turtle rests on a Hawai‘i beach strewn with plastic pollution.

LIHU‘E — The first annual Beach Cleanup Report has been issued by the Surfrider Foundation, analyzing results from all of the coastal cleanups done nationwide by the organization in 2019.