Plastic Free Pipeline…Catch the #PlasticFreeWave!

December 04, 2018

Photo by K. Johnson

The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and WSL PURE have teamed up with renowned ocean artist and scientist Ethan Estess to create the Plastic Free Pipeline, an interactive sculpture of the Banzai Pipeline made from marine debris, derelict fishing nets, and reclaimed lumber. The wave sculpture will be installed at Ehukai Beach Park Dec. 8-21st for the Billabong Pipe Masters to educate surf fans about the impacts of plastic pollution and inspire action. Jack is joining surfers and spectators to Catch the #PlasticFreeWave to inspire ocean lovers around the world to wipe out single-use plastics.

Local youth and community members have also been actively engaged. Young ocean leaders who took part in the recent Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Youth Summit, cleaned a local beach to collect marine debris and nets for the sculpture. Ethan Estess, along with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation staff, are visiting local schools to share about the project and inspire students to get involved. To promote the Plastic Free Pipeline, a free Talk Story event was held last weekend at Turtle Bay. Jack joined a panel of surfers, artists and scientists to discuss what can be done to tackle plastic pollution in Hawaii and beyond.

Will you Catch the Plastic Free Wave? Use the hashtag #PlasticFreeWave to share your commitment! Check out these Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Tips To Go Plastic Free to learn what you can do to reduce plastic waste.

Mahalo to artist Ethan Estess and lead partners Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and WSL PURE, as well as to Turtle Bay Foundation, Bureo, Hydroflask and Reuse Hawaii for their support!