Drop Off Plastic Lids In Kaimuki Saturday

According to research found by Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii (B.E.A.C.H) 100 percent of albatross chicks in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands have ingested plastic.

The plastic is mistakenly fed to chicks by adult albatross who comb the beaches and ocean for their food, which leads to death by laceration, blockages, dehydration and starvation.

In conjunction with their long-term mission to rid the beaches of harmful plastic debris, B.E.A.C.H. has organized a plastic cap and lid collection from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Middle School, 631 18th Ave.

Collected by B.E.A.C.H volunteers, residents are encouraged to drop off plastic lids and caps from drinks, shampoo, food products, detergent spray cans, coffee cans, toothpaste tubes and medicines and supplement bottles. B.E.A.C.H asks to remove all paper, styrofoam and labels before recycling. For more detailed information about what caps are acceptable and unacceptable, visit b-e-a-c-h.org/recycling.