Five tons of marine debris is destined for a recycling center after staff and volunteers took on the task of cleaning up Kanapou Beach in Hawaii.
Margaret Pulver from the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission said that currents carry plastics and other materials to the beach, where they are washed up. She alluded to the North Pacific Garbage Patch.
Some of the plastics will be left and used for erosion control. The trash was collected was flown to Maui.