Kamilo: Hawaii’s Most Polluted Beach

Hawaii is a beautiful place full of blue skies, clear water, and jaw dropping sunsets 🌺 But even the most breathtaking places in the world aren’t immune to waste pollution.

Besides being known for Mai Tai’s, Luau’s, and beaches for miles, Hawaii is also known for being the home of Plastic Beach, which is considered to be one of the dirtiest places on earth!

Kamilo Beach, located on shores of the Big Island, isn’t exactly what you’d picture when you think of a beach day in Hawaii. Instead of having perfect sand and waves, most people are taken back by the mass amounts of plastic that has overtaken its beauty. 🥀

The beach is an accumulation zone for plastic trash that has made it to land from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is an enormous patch of plastic waste discovered in the 1980’s, is located in the Pacific between California & Hawaii. The patch size is unknown & estimations vary as some have related it to the size of Texas while others have compared it to the massive land of Russia.

The debris found on Plastic Beach consists of 90% plastic materials from both household products & fishing materials. There are also tiny pieces of plastic called Micro-plastics that end up absorbing toxic chemicals before they get eaten by the life in the sea. 🐠

Household products we use today may not be the only cause, but it is a leading cause! What can you do to reduce your contribution to the destruction of beautiful places like these?

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5 Easy Ways To Be More Earth Friendly Starting Today

🌱 If you are looks for some Monday inspiration on how to be more eco conscious, look no further! Here are 5 ways you can take a small step TODAY to start making the world a cleaner, abundant, and lasting place 🌱

🌿 Don’t use that paper towel! They are NOT recyclable and after breakdown in landfills, they release methane which is a potent greenhouse gas. Switch to a reusable towel or take a few minutes to let your hands air dry!

🌿 Recycle what you KNOW can be recycled in your at home bin! Most curbside pick ups do not include items like plastic bags, produce bags, food storage bags, and more. Watch for an upcoming Conscious article on how to tell what you can recycle and what you can’t!

🌿 Invest in a reusable utensil option for work, school, & eating on the go instead of using your plastic plates & eating utensils! Bring a set of dinnerware from home or invest in a reusable set to eliminate plastic waste. Conscious Crates shop coming soon will offer an alternative option, keep checking back!

🌿 Fill up a cup! Instead of grabbing a pack of water bottles to keep you hydrated, fill up a reusable jug and pour it into a glass cup, mason jar, or a reusable bottle instead!

🌿 Get on a walk & clean up some trash! We all know that we can go on a walk through out our neighborhood and find pieces of trash along the way. A wise man once said (Bill Nye) that in order to make the world a better place, sometimes you have to clean up other peoples trash!

Comment below 👇🏼 and tell us what you will do today to give back to the earth!