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Pandemic litter, disposable masks now found along Hawaii shorelines

  • COURTESY 808 CLEANUPS
                                A fabric face mask recently recovered from the Waikiki reef by 808 Cleanups volunteer Kelly Quin.

    COURTESY 808 CLEANUPS

    A fabric face mask recently recovered from the Waikiki reef by 808 Cleanups volunteer Kelly Quin.

  • COURTESY 808 CLEANUPS
                                Volunteers from 808 Cleanups recently picked up dozens of face masks during a cleanup at Halona Blowhole. Disposable face masks, seen here, are among litter strewn along the rocks there.

    COURTESY 808 CLEANUPS

    Volunteers from 808 Cleanups recently picked up dozens of face masks during a cleanup at Halona Blowhole. Disposable face masks, seen here, are among litter strewn along the rocks there.

The pandemic brought with it not only a major health crisis, but a new classification of litter for the world’s shorelines: pandemic pollution. Read more

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