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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: The Economics of ‘?pala

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This week, HPR is taking a closer look at ‘?pala—issues surrounding garbage in Hawai‘i. We’re calling the series “Trashing Paradise”---and we begin with a look at some of the history of ‘?pala in the islands…and some of the economic factors driving its future. HPR’s Bill Dorman reports.

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

Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
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