Our blog has been created to keep Maui’s locals and visitors updated on the latest news. We follow closely everything related to Hawaii, because all of it is connected. Probably the most important event of all is how Hawaii, is working to block the sale of sunscreens that contain harmful ingredients such as oxybenzone and octinozate. According to BuzzFeed the highest concentrations of sunscreen in the reefs were discovered in tourist destinations like Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands. Haereticus Environmental Laboratory in Hawaii researched at snorkeling spot Hanauma Bay in 2017 and found that nearly 2,600 average daily visitors left about 412 pounds of sunscreen in the ocean. To have a better idea, we could say that visitors leave in a year about “a whole cargo container” of damaging sunscreen in just Hanauma Bay. The bill was passed by Hawaii state legislature on May 1st of 2018, and if the governor signs the bill it will begin in 2021. You don’t have to worry about not being able to protect from the sun, there are plenty of options out there that don’t include these poisoning elements. Our Hawaiian-sustainable skin care line is one of them! For more information about reefs wellbeing press here.
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