Last week, I found myself sitting on the floor in Down to Earth in Kahului, which was a new experience for me. I was pumping liquid peppermint soap into a previously-used Dr. Bronner’s bottle. It’s with some shame that I’ll admit that this was my first time refilling a bottle from the bulk products. I’ve always recycled–I learned from my mom, who recycles everything from tea … [Read more...] about Green Eating: The Theory and Practice of Reducing our Trash
A drum kit made out of a tire and decorated with beer bottle caps. A camel with golf club feet. A miniature parasol made from Salem cigarette packets. Strings of bottle caps formed to look like lei hulu, the feather lei. The artwork is diverse at the new Art of Trash exhibit in Wailuku. It’s alternately serious and playful, sculptural or painting-like, functional or abstract, … [Read more...] about How the Art of Trash is reinventing rubbish in the heart of Wailuku
To all who drink beer on Maui: When you open the box that beer comes in, please fold and collapse them before placing them in the trash. Our dumps are getting full. Also, cans and bottles go in recycling receptacles–don’t scatter them on the ground! Yes, the seven cent tax you pay for each can or bottle only brings back five cents but to many of us it helps. Drink and be merry, … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Please dispose of your beer boxes properly!
Hana Steel is one of five individuals running for the Maui County Council seat representing Wailuku, Waihee and Waikapu, which is currently held by Mike Victorino (who can't run again because of term limits). She is/was the County's Recycling Coordinator, but has been on paid leave for the last two years (click here to see our most recent reporting on the matter, which includes … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County Election Candidate: Hana Steel
Malama Maui Nui plans to end its Household Batteries Recycling program and the Paint Exchange as of June 30. The nonprofit environmental organization that promotes community engagement in sustainable waste management and conservation programs said it's closing the programs due to a lack of funds. Malama Maui Nui will continue to collect batteries and host the pick-up and … [Read more...] about Malama Maui Nui to end battery recycling and paint exchange programs