Small things you can do yourself
Reduce Plastic Use
Plastic has a heavy impact on the environment and poses serious threats to marine life. There are simple things you can do to considerably reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the landfills and eventually the ocean.
- Bring your own reusable shopping bag
- Take a reusable water bottle with you and don’t buy bottled water
- Bring your own reusable silverware (bamboo sets are available at Whole Foods)
- Refuse plastic straws
- Buy wooden toothbrushes or ones with replaceable heads
- Bring your own containers to stores that offer refillable soap, shampoo, peanut butter, and other products
- Try not to buy any beverages in plastic containers (Gatorade, tea, etc.)
- Continue being educated, read, watch, learn and lead by example
Fresh, clean water is imperative to the health of all living things in the ocean. Use these tips to keep the ocean-bound water as pure as possible.
- Drink out of the tap and if you need, get a filter
- Use grey water and rainwater catchment
- Conserve water where you can – in the bathroom, kitchen, lawn, and car washing
- use organic fertilizer in your garden
- keep toxic chemicals out of the drains
Reuse and recycle
Before you throw anything away, ask yourself, “How can I use this again?” Recycle whatever plastic, aluminum, glass, or paper you can and you’ll be saving useful material from polluting our land and oceans.
Become a member of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii
By becoming a member you support our everyday operations. Together with your support we can continue to reduce the impact we have on our beaches and keep them clean for us and our children.
We offer three types of yearly subscriptions which can be canceled at any time through us or your PayPal account.
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Host your own cleanup DIY
Tally Sheet Download: SCH Audit Sheet – April Revision
Interested in hosting a beach clean up? If so, here is a good overview to planning and implementing a successful beach clean up. You can always email us too at email@example.com.