Trashing Paradise: Litter

Mar 31, 2015

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In our continuing series "Trashing Paradise," we take a look at the continuing fight against littering and the illegal dumping of personal garbage.

From plastic bottles on the beach to trash along trailsides, illegal dumping can be seen around Hawaii. The fine for basic littering can reach up to $500 as well as hours of community service or picking up litter. But there are people and groups at are fighting the problem, one item at time. Michael Loftin is the Director of 808Cleanups. His organization plans community cleanup around Oahu. 

On a recent cleanup on Tantalus, his group collected more than a ton of garbage from a small section on the mountain.

You can find our entire "Trashing Paradise" series here.

More information on Eight-O-Eight-Cleanups can be found Here