Waste Reduction: Honolulu Litter Study 2015


waste reduction studyIn 2015, The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Plastics Foodservice Packaging Group partnered with the City and County of Honolulu, the University of Hawaii – Manoa, and Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful to complete a comprehensive visual survey along 396 miles of roadways, beaches and parks throughout Oahu. This study of Honolulu’s solid waste and storm water management systems was conducted to identify specific, actionable and sustainable strategies for reducing marine litter by improving waste reduction efforts in Honolulu.  The research identified the major sources of litter on Oahu as including trash cans without lids and uncovered hauled loads.