recycling

Keesler Air Force Base

Recycling is a practice that helps the environment, but it’s also a business.  That business has become more complicated in recent months, especially for residents of Hawaii.

Keesler Air Force Base

Recycling and China; MIA Identified; Okinawan Pigs; Territorial Airwaves

Jakob Montrasio / Flickr

China is changing its recycling policy, and the impacts are being felt all around the world. That includes Hawai‘i because some shipments of recycled material that used to go to China will no longer be accepted. But China’s new policy is already having an immediate effect in a number of places—including Australia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Knight Foundation / Flickr

Monster Houses; Pakistan Consul General; UH’s Cacao among best; Practical Scientific, Political, Ecological Art

Dover Air Force Base
Dover Air Force Base

Maui’s electronic recycling program should reopen August 5th after being closed for several weeks.

Flickr / aaronparecki
Flickr / aaronparecki

Neighbor island schools have an opportunity to win a little money.

Town Square: Recycling & Construction

Sep 3, 2015
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. 

City's HI-5 Recycling Program Goes DIY

Aug 12, 2013
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.