Report: Plastic most common beach pollutant

  • Contributed

    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.