recycling

Dan Hughes / Flickr
Dan Hughes / Flickr

  It’s an often repeated mantra: reduce, reuse and recycle. Many people are pretty good about that in the short term, but when it comes to building or remodeling, the lure of the new is often compelling. Our panel says there’s an even better case to be made for reusing building materials and it’s not just about the money. Panel: Quinn Vittum, Executive Director, Re-use Hawai'i:Lynn Johnson, Reuse Board member, designer and builder of sustainable homes, Lynne Johnson and restaurateur, Ed Kenney. 5 PM on HPR-2.

Andy Arthur / Flickr
Andy Arthur / Flickr

In our series this week “Trashing Paradise” we’ve been looking at a number of issues involving waste in Hawaii, and many of them differ from island to island.

Maui County Abandons Recycling Pilot Program

Dec 1, 2014
Georgie Hunter via mymauiblog.com
Georgie Hunter via mymauiblog.com

 

Recycling in Hawaii is not really a local operation. A lot of the material is shipped to the far East to be processed. Maui started a pilot project to encourage more recycling by offering curbside pickup, but the economics have not worked out. Eileen Chao has more from the Maui News.

Molokai’s Waste Management Program Wins Award

Sep 2, 2013
Flickr / ©hapulcu (away)
Flickr / ©hapulcu (away)

A small team in Kalaupapa is changing the way people think about trash with their award winning solid waste management program. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch. 

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

When it comes to recycling…Hawaii has struggled with a lack of resources and funding. But a new hands-on project in Oahu is taking a do-it-yourself approach. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.  

For more information on the DIY Hi-5 Public Recycling Project, call 768-3200 or email tfarnsworth@honolulu.gov. More information is available online.