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Honu Hero

Be a Honu Hero

Plastic pollution is one of the most significant threats impacting our ocean today.

  • 10 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans annually
  • 50% of all plastic produced is for single-use purposes
  • Humans eat an estimated 40 pounds of plastic in their lifetime
  • Less than 9% of all plastic gets recycled
  • 1 million marine animals are killed by plastic pollution every year

Help save marine animals and ensure a healthy ocean for our future generations.

MOC Marine Institute’s Honu Hero Beach Cleanup Program allows residents and visitors to Maui to take a hands-on approach to protect our marine environments while enjoying time with their family and friends.

How do you participate?

1. Pick up your beach cleanup kit
Beach cleanup kits include a bucket or reusable bag for debris along with a datasheet, clipboard, pencils, and gloves. Beach cleanup kits are available for pickup between 10 am and 2 pm, 7 days/week. please make arrangements here.

2. Select a beach to clean and have fun! You can dedicate as much time, at any time

3. Return your cleanup kit and completed datasheet.
You will receive instructions on how to return your beach cleanup kit at time of pickup.

4. Post a picture on Instagram of your cleanup using #HonuHero to receive a Honu Hero sticker.