Plastic Waste – Two Hawaii Beaches Impaired by Plastic Trash

In response to a suit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and others on July 9, 2020 EPA Region Nine advised the Hawaii Department of Health that the Agency“... disapproves the State’s decision not to list the Kamilo Beach and Tern Island waterbodies because the existing and readily available data and information for those waterbodies indicate that they are impaired by trash … EPA will issue a public notice providing for a 30-day public comment period … EPA acknowledges that several states are currently evaluating similar data and information related to plastics and trash and is considering whether additional steps could be taken to support states in meeting the requirements of CWA Section 303(d) …”  #PlasticWaste #KamiloBeach #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging