B.E.A.C.H. provides free educational presentations to community groups, schools, businesses and universities. B.E.A.C.H. organizational membership is a requirement in order to receive free visits.

B.E.A.C.H. Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project books

Paintings and drawings by students to help raise awareness of the impacts of
marine debris on marine life and the environment. Full colour, 20 page, hardcover
. For more information about the Marine Debris Awareness Student Art
Project click here

Links to additional educational resources:


B.E.A.C.H. Solutions handout

Take action


World Health Organization (WHO) chapter 5.12 Styrene 2000
Information on styrene, the main building block of polystyrene.

Information on styrene by Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Styrene as a pollutant,, the Pollution Information Site

Styrene, IARC Monographs volume 2

Polystyrene as hazardous household waste, by Trisia A. Farrelly and Ian C. Shaw, 1 February 2017

Polystyrene foam report, Earth Resource Foundation

Leaching of styrene and other aromatic compounds in drinking water from PS bottles, U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Styrene, main risks and target organs
International Programme on Chemical Safety

How polystyrene is bad for the environment

Multi-media resources

Altered Oceans Los Angeles Times
A five part series on the crisis of the seas.
Part 4 "Seas Preserve Plastic Plague" is a multimedia
presentation which includes:
*Article: "Plague of Plastic Chokes the Seas" (August 2, 2006)
*Videos: "Trading Our Oceans" and "The Plastic Diet"
*Photos: "Plastic Sea"
*Graphics: "The Trash Latitudes" and "Garbage Gyres"

Eco-Negligence Kills Albatross

Message in the Waves
Additional video footage from the filming of the
BBC documentary "Message in the Waves" about how plastic marine debris is creating environmental challenges for the people and wildlife of the Hawaiian Islands.
Article about how filmmaker Rebecca Hoskings convinced shopkeepers in her hometown to stop distributing plastic shopping bags
, The Independent, 1 May 2007

North Pacific Subtropical Gyre
Animation by Greenpeace

New "battle at Midway" over plastic - BBC, 26 March 2008
Affects of plastic on Albatrosses.

Plastic Pollution Cases Rise, BBC news
Video about fulmars ingesting plastic and about a study of plastic in sand samples from shorelines across the world.

Marine debris and the food chain

Microplastics and the Threat to our Seafood
Ocean Health Index, 10th May 2013

Information on Plastics and Chemicals

B.E.A.C.H. Plastics brochure

The Teflon Toxin, The Intercept, 11th August, 2015

How Chemical Defense Attorney Blew the Lid off PFOA and Teflon Dangers, Dr. Mercola, 27th January, 2016

A guide to types of plastic and chemicals

Basic plastic information and tips

Effects of Pollutants on the Reproductive Health of Male Vertebrate Wildlife - Males Under Threat
Report published by the charity CHEMTrust on the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on wildlife from around the world. Based on more than 200 scientific studies from around the world

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, The Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative

Plastic Resin Pellets as a Transport Medium for Toxic Chemicals in the Marine Environment
Research by Japanese scientists on "nurdles" as a transporter of toxic chemicals in the ocean.

Sam Suds, animated cartoon about PVC

Information on marine life and sea birds

HPU tracks winged ambassadors across the ocean, Hawai`i Pacific University, Research seeks to raise public awareness of ocean pollution.

Information About Sea Turtles, Their Habitats, and Threats to Their Survival -
Caribbean Conservation Corporation

Laysan Albatross

Sea birds as indicators of plastic pollution in the North Pacific, by Hannah Nevins, Carol Keiper, David Hyrenbach, Jennifer Stock, Michelle Hester, James T. Harvey. 2005. Rivers to Sea Conference Proceedings

Marine Debris Curriculum

Marine Debris Teaching Modules - Sandy Webb

Turning the Tide on Trash: Marine Debris Curriculum - Environmental Protection Agency

Charts and Graphs

Aerial Surveys of where marine debris is located in the Main Hawaiian Islands - Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center


Facts about Marine Litter

Plastics in the Environment - Algalita Marine Research Foundation
12 single page handouts on plastic pollution

Further information on Marine Debris

NOAA Marine Debris program - educational resources

Stemming the Rising Tide of Marine Debris - Californians Against Waste

The worlds's rubbish dump: a garbage tip that stretches from Hawai`i to Japan,
The Independent, Tuesday 5 February, 2008

Recycling information

City and County of Honolulu recycling
Information on what to recycle and where to recycle on the island of O`ahu.

County of Maui
Information on recyling in Maui County.

Kaua`i County Recycling
Information on recycling on Kaua`i.

Recycle Hawai`i
Information on what to recycle and where to recycle on the island of Hawai`i

Recycling #5 plastic

Also see our News page for relevant articles.

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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