RETHINK Single-Use Plastics
Making Waves: Policies to Protect the Ocean
The Last Straw
We are actively engaged in advocacy work to promote public awareness, inspire action and influence legislation to advance our mission. Past successes include:
Captive cetacean ban
PWF was a vital contributor to the 2002 Maui County county-wide ban on the display of captive cetaceans.
Plastic ban bag
We provided science-based testimony in support of a plastic-bag ban in Maui County, resulting in the 2011 law prohibiting retailers from providing plastic bags to customers.
We played an active role in stopping operation of a high-speed, inter-island Hawaii Superferry in a critical humpback whale mating and calving area.