Big beach cleanup spans from Queens to KahalaUPDATED 7:02 PM HST Jun 21, 2014Video Transcript
injuries were reported. On a beautiful day , it's natural for thousands to head to a pristine shoreline. Volunteers with the 10th annual Surfrider Foundation want to make sure it stays that way. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa brings us more on the clean up effort. 14 27 55 107 144 You may be relaxing on the beach and not realizing how much plastic and debris is right under you. One dump of a bucket and you can see the amount of trash mixed. Stuart Coleman - coordinator surfrider 2141 ALWAYS AT EVERY SINGLE CLEAN UP THE THING WE FIND THE MOST OF ARE PLASTIC SINGLE USE PLASTIC SO THAT STYRO FOAM CIGARETTE BUTTS SINGLE USE BUTTS CUPS PLATES LOT OF PLATE LUNCH CONTAINERS 57 Marvin Heskett 526 THE TOLL IS ANIMALS OF ALL SORTS ARE DYING FISH HAVE FOOD IN THEIR GUTS IMAGES OF BIRDS ALBATROSS WHEN FOUND DEAD INTESTINE FULL OF PLASTIC 40 Surfrider foundation paired up with First Hawaiian Bank and Boy and Girl Scout troops to continue the ongoing effort of cleaning up our shorelines. Volunteers of all ages sifted sand for microplastic. alexa sasaki - troop 84 1036 TO MAKE IT MORE FUN WE HAD WHOEVER COLLECTED PLASTIC OR GLASS 15 POINTS TO MAKE IT FUNNER SO COLLECT AS MUCH TRASH AS YOU CAN 48 bridge 2907 AT THIS DIAMOND HEAD PARK LOCATION ALONE THEY GATHERED MORE THAN 600 POUNDS OF TRASH ALL TOGETHER TODAY THEY ARE EXPECTED TO COLLECT MORE THAN A TON 2916 Environmentalists say one of the most littered but least recycled items is styrofoam. To wrap up the event council member Stanley Chang pushed for the proposed ban on the use of expanded poly-styrene foam containers. The bill aims at requiring all disposable food service containers to be made of bio- degradable material -- to eliminate toxic waste. stanley chang 3209 I THINK PEOPLE HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE CONSCIOUS ON THE IMPACT OF OUR ENVIRONMENT ON THE IMPACT ON THE MARINE ECO SYSTEM AND ON THE IMPACT ON THESE CHEMICALS ON OUR OWN HEALTH SO IM QUIET OPTIMISTIC 19 Nana Ohkawa kitv4 news. This event is also a part of International Surfing Day... an effort to unite wave riders worldwide and encourage continued protection of oceans and beaches.