It's no secret that Maui, like many other surf-rich zones, has a problem with plastic pollution on its beaches. Sitting smack dab in the middle of the Pacific ocean, all of the Hawaiian islands are slammed with trash from around the world brought in by ocean currents.
Last month, Kai Lenny and the crew at Love The Sea teamed up and patrolled the coastline of Maui to collect as much plastic as they could. They stopped at Kalaloa Point, an east-facing shoreline the team hauled roughly 4 to 5 thousand pounds of plastic.
"It's pretty crazy because when you're first pulling up to shore, it doesn't look like there's a ton of trash, but there [were] literally 5 giant white bags full just on this boat. And we had four boats," Kai explained.
While this battle against plastic pollution seem like an impossible battle to fight, there has never been a better time to learn about these complex environmental with organizations in your community. And join us on June 8 for a celebration of World Ocean Day by getting in the water or getting involved.