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Hawaii Wildlife Fund Takes Two Years Worth of Ocean Waste to Landfill

The Hawaii Wildlife Fund recently dumped 14.4 tons, or 28,800 pounds, of derelict fishing net and line bundles in the Waikoloa landfill.

HWF commented in a press release that “while some might think this is a step in the wrong direction to bury marine debris (plastic pollution), with help from a local carbon offsetting business in Captain Cook, CarbonBuddy, we have learned that less global climate-changing heat and greenhouse gases “GHG” are emitted by landfilling plastic than through incineration."

The organization normally practices waste diversion to keep trash out of landfills, but this was an exception.

Read the entire article here.

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