Face mask litter on rise, Surfrider says

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Andy Alboroto of Paradise Grounds Care with Bruce Laymon finds a discarded face mask during the group’s weekly beach cleanup last Sunday at the Nukoli‘i Beach.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

A discarded face mask litters the parking area at the Ahukini State Recreational Pier.

LIHU‘E — A growing number of face masks are littering Kaua‘i, leading to pollution of island waters, according to a local nonprofit.