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Volunteers Collect 5 Tons of Ocean Trash at Kahoolawe, Hawaii Beach

Hawaii replaced Vermont as the healthiest state in the country according to the recently released America39s Health Rankings report Photo by Kelsey Cipolla
<p>Hawaii replaced Vermont as the healthiest state in the country, according to the recently released America&#39;s Health Rankings report. <em>Photo by Kelsey Cipolla.</em></p>

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.

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