Morning Shakas: Two local 16-year-olds making waves looking to end plastic pollution
Research claims there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2025.
HONOLULU - Research claims there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2025. Dyson Chee from Honolulu, and Anne Uesugi from Wahiawa, are working to change that.
Both 16-year-olds campaigned at New Orleans' Ocean Heroes Bootcamp last month with 250 of their peers.
"My best memories are directly linked to the ocean. But when I was probably 10 I learned that there's a crisis that we're facing-plastic pollution," said Chee.
Chee and Uesugi were inspired to beat plastic pollution starting with their own cities.
"I wanna bring together everyone who has great ideas. From private school, public school, even home school-to bring their ideas together to bring something truly special," said Uesugi.
Ocean Heroes Bootcamp was made possible through environmental organizations-Ocean Wise, Lonely Whale and Captain Planet Foundation.