We’ve all noticed it. We see it at our favorite beaches and surf spots, waterfalls and hiking trails. It’s becoming as common as tourists. It’s scary and ugly. It makes most of us angry and some of us hopeless. Trash. Specifically, plastic. Whether washed up on our shores or in our workplaces and homes, it’s a difficult problem with not always simple solutions. Living on an … [Read more...] about How Maui Huliau Foundation and others are trying to keep Maui from drowning in garbage
Central Maui Landfill
When you live on a small island located more than 2,500 miles from a major land mass, trash is everything. That’s why it’s not surprising that the word “recycling” appears repeatedly in the County of Maui’s General Plan–the 100 or so page document that will supposedly guide the county through the year 2030. Under “Key Strategies,” the document calls on the county to “Improve … [Read more...] about Recycling Has Really Taken A Beating Lately, But Will The County Of Maui’s Proposed Waste Conversion Facility Really Keep Most Garbage Out Of The Landfills?
1. Last week, Pacific Biodiesel announced that it would be closing its Central Maui Landfill facility, which it’s operated for the last 20 years. What was the company’s reason, according to the Apr. 4 Pacific Business News? A. Compliance with County regulations required expensive upgrades and multiple permits B. The company always intended to close it at this time C. It’s … [Read more...] about Special MauiTime Weekly News Quiz
Many of us compost at our homes in an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle. This year, let's make an extra effort and compost our holiday trees. The Recycling Section of the County of Maui is encouraging all residents to take their Christmas trees to local composting facilities. Tree composting services will begin on Dec. 26 and all trees heading to compost must be free of … [Read more...] about Compost Christmas Trees for a Greener Holiday