B.E.A.C.H. provides free educational presentations to community groups, schools, businesses and universities. B.E.A.C.H. organizational membership is a requirement in order to receive free visits.
B.E.A.C.H. Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project books
Paintings and drawings by students to help raise awareness of the impacts of
marine debris on marine life and the environment. Full colour, 20 page, hardcover
books. For more information about the Marine Debris Awareness Student Art
Project click here
Links to additional educational resources:
World Health Organization (WHO) chapter 5.12 Styrene 2000
Information on styrene, the main building block of polystyrene.
Information on styrene by Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Styrene as a pollutant, scorecardgoodguide.com, the Pollution Information Site
Styrene, IARC Monographs volume 2
Polystyrene as hazardous household waste
www.intechopen.com, by Trisia A. Farrelly and Ian C. Shaw, 1 February 2017
Polystyrene foam report, Earth Resource Foundation
Leaching of styrene and other aromatic compounds in drinking water from PS bottles, U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
Styrene, main risks and target organs
International Programme on Chemical Safety
How polystyrene is bad for the environment
Altered Oceans Los Angeles Times
A five part series on the crisis of the seas.
Part 4 "Seas Preserve Plastic Plague" is a multimedia
presentation which includes:
*Article: "Plague of Plastic Chokes the Seas" (August 2, 2006)
*Videos: "Trading Our Oceans" and "The Plastic Diet"
*Photos: "Plastic Sea"
*Graphics: "The Trash Latitudes" and "Garbage Gyres"
Eco-Negligence Kills Albatross
Message in the Waves
Additional video footage from the filming of the BBC documentary "Message in the Waves" about how plastic marine debris is creating environmental challenges for the people and wildlife of the Hawaiian Islands.
Article about how filmmaker Rebecca Hoskings convinced shopkeepers in her hometown to stop distributing plastic shopping bags, The Independent, 1 May 2007
North Pacific Subtropical Gyre
Animation by Greenpeace
New "battle at Midway" over plastic - BBC, 26 March 2008
Affects of plastic on Albatrosses.
Plastic Pollution Cases Rise, BBC news
Video about fulmars ingesting plastic and about a study of plastic in sand samples from shorelines across the world.
Marine debris and the food chain
Microplastics and the Threat to our Seafood
Ocean Health Index, 10th May 2013
Information on Plastics and Chemicals
B.E.A.C.H. Plastics brochure
The Teflon Toxin, The Intercept, 11th August, 2015
How Chemical Defense Attorney Blew the Lid off PFOA and Teflon Dangers, Dr. Mercola, 27th January, 2016
A guide to types of plastic and chemicals
Basic plastic information and tips
Effects of Pollutants on the Reproductive Health of Male Vertebrate Wildlife - Males Under Threat
Report published by the charity CHEMTrust on the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on wildlife from around the world. Based on more than 200 scientific studies from around the world
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, The Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Plastic Resin Pellets as a Transport Medium for Toxic Chemicals in the Marine Environment
Research by Japanese scientists on "nurdles" as a transporter of toxic chemicals in the ocean.
Information on marine life and sea birds
HPU tracks winged ambassadors across the ocean, Hawai`i Pacific University, Research seeks to raise public awareness of ocean pollution.
Information About Sea Turtles, Their Habitats, and Threats to Their Survival -
Caribbean Conservation Corporation
Sea birds as indicators of plastic pollution in the North Pacific, by Hannah Nevins, Carol Keiper, David Hyrenbach, Jennifer Stock, Michelle Hester, James T. Harvey. 2005. Rivers to Sea Conference Proceedings
Marine Debris Curriculum
Marine Debris Teaching Modules - Sandy Webb
Turning the Tide on Trash: Marine Debris Curriculum - Environmental Protection Agency
Charts and Graphs
Aerial Surveys of where marine debris is located in the Main Hawaiian Islands - Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Facts about Marine Litter
Plastics in the Environment - Algalita Marine Research Foundation
12 single page handouts on plastic pollution
Further information on Marine Debris
NOAA Marine Debris program - educational resources
Stemming the Rising Tide of Marine Debris - Californians Against Waste
The worlds's rubbish dump: a garbage tip that stretches from Hawai`i to Japan,
The Independent, Tuesday 5 February, 2008
City and County of Honolulu recycling
Information on what to recycle and where to recycle on the island of O`ahu.
County of Maui
Information on recyling in Maui County.
Kaua`i County Recycling
Information on recycling on Kaua`i.
Information on what to recycle and where to recycle on the island of Hawai`i
Recycling #5 plastic
Also see our News page for relevant articles.
Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley
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