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A Hawaii Museum Has Eliminated the Sale of All Single-Use Plastics

Category: Environmental Sustainability
Exterior of Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu

As part of a broader initiative to promote environmental sustainability, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu has banned the sale of single-use plastics at their museum.

“In addition to doing away with single-use plastics, the museum has installed refilling stations for reusable water bottles across its campus and put up signs teaching visitors about the environmental importance of reducing single-use pollutants. Staff members are also working on incorporating a ‘waste-free lunch curriculum’ into the Bishop’s field trip materials.”

– Brigit Katz A large, interactive sculpture built to resemble a cresting wave stands on the grounds of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Created by artist and marine scientist Ethan Estess, the work includes more than 2,000 feet of discarded fishing nets and marine debris, offering a stark reminder of the staggering amounts of trash polluting the world's oceans.

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