HONOLULU (HI Now) - Since chemicals in some sunscreens can wash off from our bodies and harm coral and other marine life, the County of Maui passed Ordinance No. 5306 that bans the sale, distribution and use of non-mineral sunscreens without a prescription. Starting on October 1, 2022, only mineral sunscreens will be allowed in the County.
The Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau (MVCB) has partnered with Raw Elements, the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Maui County Parks and Recreation, Pūlama Lānaʻi, Whalerʻs Village and several community organizations to provide twenty mineral-only sunscreen dispensers at high traffic beaches in Maui County and Lānaʻi.
In support of regenerative tourism, the mineral only sunscreen dispensers will be available for free public use, benefitting kamaʻāina (residents), malihini (visitors) and kai (ocean) ecosystems.
For more information, visit https://www.mauicounty.gov/Mineral-Only-Sunscreen-Maui-County, and on Facebook @visitmaui or @visitlanai and Instagram @mauivisit or @visitlanai.
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