Students hosting plastics forum

Students in HonCC’s Occupational and Environmental Safety Management program will
host a forum on the local and global hazards of single-use plastic products, such as bottles and bags, from 1 to 2:30 P.M. Nov. 29, in the student lounge.

The students are enrolled in the fall semester of OESM 160. This is the first time the course has included a class project and public forum on a major issue of pollution and environmental health.

The OESM 160 students and their panel guests will provide information on the hazards of plastics and their harm to people and the environment. They will also examine what other states or cities are doing about this issue.

As part of this class project of trying to identify the severity and lessen the pollution of the environment by single-use plastic products, several of the OESM students, along with their instructor, John Witeck, participated in Saturday morning volunteer work with the Oahu Filipino Community Council picking up plastic and paper litter and trash along Likelike Highway and Kalihi Street. Within an hour more than a dozen large bags of trash were collected.

Refreshments will be served at the forum.

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