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Hawai‘i Public Radio takes an in-depth look at ‘ōpala in the islands in a week-long special series “Trashing Paradise.”From the lifespan and future of landfills to planning and policy choices facing voters and government officials, the topic of garbage is a timely one for all residents of Hawai‘i. Each island faces its own particular challenges, but we all need to consider the future implications of the decisions we’re making now when it comes to waste. The news team at HPR will consider a number of issues as part of this coverage

Trashing Paradise: Does H-POWER Still Make Sense?

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon
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Molly Solomon
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All week, we’ve been taking a closer look at how Hawai‘i deals with its waste. It’s part of our series, “Trashing Paradise.” Today we focus on H-POWER, the waste to energy plant on O‘ahu. HPR’s Molly Solomon visited the facility where almost all of the island’s trash ends up.

You can find our entire "Trashing Paradise" series here.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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