Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii (B.E.A.C.H.)

Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii (B.E.A.C.H.) "do it yourself" Hi5 recycling project will greatly improve the situation at beaches by providing much needed separate containers for recyclables.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i (B.E.A.C.H.) our September grant winner needs volunteers to make the recycling bins! The dates are 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 and 11/17 at Manoa Campus. For more information call 808-393-2168.

This is a "do it yourself" Hi5 recycling project where people can leave or take recyclables from the bins. The City and County of Honolulu recycling program has trained eight B.E.A.C.H. volunteers in how to make the wire bins and will provide the wire. B.E.A.C.H. has to provide all the tools and safety gear as well as a secure way to chain the bins at the beaches. B.E.A.C.H. will be holding recycling bin making workshops for volunteers starting in September 2013. Each wire recycling bin takes 1-2 hours to make. 

B.E.A.C.H. will use the $1,000 to buy locks and/or chains to secure the recycling containers at the beach parks, to buy sets of tools for volunteers to use to make the wire bins and to print signs for the bins. Tools and supplies needed include: wire cutters, pliers, safety glasses, drop cloths and cloth gloves. 

B.E.A.C.H. volunteers will place the recycling containers at beach parks and will have educational booths at the beaches to educate the public about the new containers as well as checking them to ensure the project is going smoothly.

According to B.E.A.C.H., this project will greatly improve the situation at beaches by providing much needed separate containers for recyclables. This will help prevent trash from ending up on the ground when people go through the trash container looking for recyclables and will provide everyone with a means to recycle when they are at beach parks. This project will encourage more people to recycle and will create a cleaner environment.  Awesome Foundation Oahu believes in this assessment!  We are so excited to see recycling bins throughout the island!  Congratulations!