Achievements 2019

Honolulu City Council passes most comprehensive bill banning disposable plastic
in the U.S.

Bill 40 passes 7-2 at the final Honolulu City Council meeting on 4th December, 2019 banning plastic checkout bags, utensils, straws, stirrers, cups, lids, plates, bowls, plastic grass (in sushi) and polystyrene foam containers for food and drinks by 2022.

Mayor Caldwell signs the bill into law on 15th December, 2019 at Magic Island and now O`ahu now has the strongest disposable plastic law of all the Hawaiian islands and in the U.S.

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B.E.A.C.H. co-founder, Dean Otsuki won the Volunteer Week Hawaii Alaska Airlines competition

B.E.A.C.H. co-founder Dean Otsuki won the Volunteer Week Hawaii Alaska Airlines competition run by Kanu Hawaii. He won 2 round trip tickets from Alaska Airlines to anywhere they fly. The video for the competition was made by middle school children. Click here for video.

Congratulations to Dean and thank you to Alaska Airlines, Kanu Hawaii and thanks to Ms. A's middle school students for their great work on the video. Dean will be using the tickets to help with B.E.A.C.H. projects.

Receive a Skipping Stone Shampoo bar with a B.E.A.C.H. membership

Starry Night (with essential oils)

B.E.A.C.H.'s new plastic reduction campaign started on World Ocean Day, June 8th  by giving away shampoo soap handmade by Skipping Stone Soap as this year’s membership gift when people join to become B.E.A.C.H. members. The soap comes wrapped in paper. Click here for more information about the shampoo bars.

B.E.A.C.H. Co-Founder Suzanne Frazer was invited to give an educational presentation at Vegfest as part of the Inspirational Speaker Series.

The talk was also given at BYU, Kauai Community College (biology, oceanography and sustainability classes) as well as for the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii Kauai Chapter (see poster below).

Made 60 more wire recycle bins for beach parks

B.E.A.C.H. volunteers made 60 more wire recycle bins for beach parks.

Marine debris research

B.E.A.C.H. continued a year long project sorting and researching microplastic and macro sized marine debris. The data collected will be analyzed for solutions for preventing and reducing marine debris in the environment. The public, educators and government will have access to this information.
Volunteers from universities, high schools and members from the community are helping with this project.

2019 Sponsors included: Pura Vida Bracelets, Skipping Stone Soap, Meli Wraps, Hawaii Medicinal, Glass Dharma, Matson, Young Brothers, Vegetarian Society of Hawaii

Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley

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