Went up to Kahuku on the North Shore of Oahu yesterday and per usual there was an enormous amount of commercial fishing related plastic, nets and ropes, and consumer single-use plastics from all over the world. Was able to get 10-11 painters buckets worth of marine debris, put into 4 60 gallon bags, and hauled out of the surf zone.
We need to do more than just encourage people to change their habits and avoid single use plastics. We need to support and encourage legislation to ban the production of single use plastics as has been done in several European countries recently.
Do what you can. Clean your beaches. Take photographs and share them. Raise awareness and support ocean saving legislation.