The windward beaches of Oahu & Hawaii are canaries in the coal mine to our plastic waste in the world's oceans. Makapuu can commonly be littered with microplastics, derelict fishing nets & buoys, and cigarette butts. The amount of plastics entering the oceans each year is staggering and only a dramatic lifestyle shift can solve the problem. Each of us can make a difference by creating demand for alternative packaging materials and reducing our voracious consumption of single use plastics. Go reusable - water bottles, grocery bags, take-out containers, and utensils. I'm sure you can dream up more - they all make a difference in changing the world!