Plastic Waste in Hawaiian Waterways – Environmental Groups File Suit Against EPA

On February 5, 2020, the Center for Biological Diversity, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Surfrider Foundation filed a suit against EPA for “… Failure to Protect Hawaiian Waters From Plastic Pollution …” - The suit alleges that EPA failed “… to protect 17 coastal water bodies around Hawaii from widescale plastic pollution that covers beaches, degrades coral reefs and threatens birds, fish, sea turtles and other wildlife …” – The legal action is based on “… studies showing widespread plastic pollution in Hawaii’s coastal waters … [and requests that the Agency] declare the waters ‘impaired’ under the Clean Water Act …” – The suit argues that “…Once a water body is designated as impaired, officials must take action to reduce the pollution …” #Microplastics #PlasticPackaging #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste