It sickens me to think of the reefs of living coral dying due in part to the sunscreen that's protects our skin. Congratulations to Hawaiian Airlines for getting into the solution!
This is copied from Hawaiian Airlines web site:
There has been a forty percent decline in Hawai‘i’s coral reefs since 2011. Pollutants play a role in this loss, including the more than 6,000 tons of sunscreen that end up in Island waters every year.
To help minimize the impact of sunscreen on our reefs, Hawaiian Airlines has teamed up with Raw Elements, a certified natural, chemical-free, reef-safe sunscreen company. As part of this reef preservation initiative, in April we are debuting a new inflight video — Reefs at Risk — on all North America widebody flights. Also during April, our flight attendants are providing a complimentary sample of Raw Elements’ “Eco Formula” sunscreen on all flights from North America to Hawai‘i. Guests will have the option of purchasing a regular bottle of the reef-safe sunscreen through the month of August at an exclusive, discounted price from our inflight Pau Hana cart.
This campaign supports Hawaiian’s ongoing sustainability initiatives and reinforces our commitment to protect our Islands’ pristine natural resources. Hawai‘i is a very special place, and we believe it is our kuleana, or responsibility, to care for our home,” said Avi Mannis, senior vice president of marketing at Hawaiian Airlines. “Through our exclusive partnership with Raw Elements, we encourage guests to join us in reducing our impact on these delicate coral ecosystems.”
Part time Maui resident sharing my Kihei condo with guests when I'm staying in my mainland home.