KCA meeting takes a look at recycling

The Kihei Community Association welcomes guests from the county Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to discuss recycling in South Maui at our July 16 meeting at St. Theresa Church on Lipoa, 6:30 p.m.

Director Eric Nakagawa has agreed to participate along with some of his team. The director himself will address the water portion, as this was his field for many years before the move up to director this year. So this involves the Kihei treatment plant; injection wells; where and how this R-1 water is used and potentially expanding use of this resource.

Then on to another division of the DEM, for the recycling of consumer goods. In our district we have a few neighborhoods that have been part of a seemingly everlasting “pilot project,” know as the three-can plan, which offers curbside recycling. But the majority of residents have to actively haul anything that can be recycled to a recycling center. What happens to this material? Is any recycled on Maui? In Hawaii? Or is everything exported?

This meeting continues our drive for donations to the Maui Food Bank. Estimates say over 10 percent of keiki and kupuna go to bed hungry on Maui each night. No admission fee, so bring some nonperishable nutritious food donations.

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Mike Moran, President

Kihei Community Association