Honors Class Explores Oahu’s Waste Stream and Sustainable Waste Futures

HON 2200 class at Opala Tour

Residential Honors Program sophomore students in the HON 2200 “Plastic Fantastic?” course studied Oahu’s waste stream by participating in the Honolulu City & County’s “Opala Tour.” Students applied their learning of Life Cycle Analysis and ‘Cradle-to-Grave’ consumption patterns with visits to RRR (recycling), H-Power (trash incineration), Hawaiian Earth Recycling (composting) and the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill. Mahalo to participants: Laken Barber, Hunter Burrows, Kiana Cabacungan, Sally Chew, Malia Torres, Kate De Guzman, Haley Hampton, Sydney Lewark, Dominique Mueller, Kerrianne O’Malley, Rose St. Hilaire, Bri Vides, Noelle Fisher, and faculty Regina Ostergaard-Klem, Ph.D., Adam Burke, Ph.D., and Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. 

Photo courtesy Adam Burke