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How Cleaning Hawaii's Beaches Saves Marine Life & Generates Electricity

Posted by: Kim Steutermann Rogers
Destination: Kauai
Jul 02, 2012

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.


annalyn | Jul 09, 2012 07:00 PM

This blog is very good.We really need to clean our environment to save mother earth.I am happy in visiting this site. Thank you and God Bless!

Julia Robert | Aug 06, 2012 09:00 PM

I must say you are doing a great job.Now a days marine is getting too much disturbed because of the various dumping done near the sea phases.Thanks for sharing such an informative post.

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