HPA student, nonprofit work to reduce single-use plastic bottles

  • In an effort to eliminate the use single-use plastic water bottles, The Keahole Center for Sustainability is working to put filtered water refill stations in Hawaii schools through the combined effort of Big Island teenager Nikki Montenegro and KCS Executive Director Candee Ellsworth.

WAIMEA — On Friday, Keahole Center for Sustainability is installing two new water refill stations at Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School and one at Waimea Elementary School through a grassroots effort spearheaded by a local high school student.