Sustainable Resource Exchange, Management, and Education on Hawaiʻi Island
County of Hawaiʻi Dept of Environmental Management (DEM)
Value Chain Development
DEM proposes catalyzing the creation of a closed-loop production/consumption system on Hawaiʻi Island. Over a 48-month period, the proposed projects, discussed below, address systemic barriers to waste diversion, enact foundational changes to the traditional linear waste management sector, bolster the agricultural value chain to increase long-term resilience, increase workforce development in the green jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while increasing carbon sequestration.