Bravo to Surfrider, Malama Na Apala and the many volunteers who have made this possible. Our endangered Hawaiian monk seals, humpback whales and sea turtles are a whole lot safer. And beaches are a whole lot cleaner.
A whole container of ghost nets is now making its way to Oahu, thanks to the generosity of Matson Shipping. Schnitzer Steel will take delivery and a pair of giant scissors will be cut up the tangled nets into foot-long pieces. The bits and pieces of nets will, then, be trucked to the H-Power facility, where it will be converted into electricity for residents on Oahu.
I toured Schnitzer Steel and H-Power last year to witness this process. You can read more about my visit and the “Nets to Energy” program here.