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Hawaiian Groups Collects Ocean Trash for Recycling

A nonprofit organization in Hawaii recently collected 103 tons of trash during a voyage to a huge garbage patch in the North Pacific Ocean.

The Ocean Voyages Institute’s KWAI vessel recently returned from a 48-day voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch towing 206,000 pounds of trash, about twice the amount the ship and its crew had collected during their first trash collection trip last year.

Upon returning to Honolulu, the ship’s crew remained on board for 14 days to fulfill Hawaii’s COVID-19 quarantine requirement.

After each voyage, the organization divides the garbage it has collected and donates it to several companies to be recycled and converted into building materials and other products.

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