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What is Malama 808?
Mālama 808 is a shared mission among restaurants and businesses that promotes best practices for litter prevention. We encourage our employees and customers to join in support of litter prevention. We also encourage Hawaii restaurants and businesses to sign the Mālama 808 Pledge.  We strive to create a litter free Hawaii with Mālama 808 and to keep our islands and waters clean.


Hawaii’s restaurants are a kitchen for our neighbors. We cook the many unique dishes that reflect the wide variety of cultures which make our islands such a special place. We feed the island’s on-the-go outdoor lifestyle with meals available where and when it is needed.

Hawaii’s businesses keep our society moving forward. We provide the goods and services for our community and provide important jobs for everyone.

As a part of Hawaii’s local community, restaurants and businesses recognize that we share a responsibility to protect the natural beauty of our islands. Mālama, or “to care for”, is a value that we embrace.

To help remind the public of our shared responsibility, Hawaii restaurants and businesses are adopting a cooperative message of “Mālama 808” to help keep our islands and waters clean.

Malama 808 includes a shared pledge by participating restaurants and businesses to prevent trash from our operations escaping into the environment.

To accomplish this, we pledge the following:

  • Keep trash control at the forefront of our management practices and conduct regular reviews of trash control procedures.
  • Survey our establishments to ensure that there are enough receptacles, and they are in the correct places to make disposing trash and recyclables convenient and effective.
  • Ensure that trash and recycling receptacles are appropriately covered to prevent trash from flying away.
  • Assess the trash that’s collected on and around our establishments, and when there is a problem with trash escaping, take steps to correct the problem.
  • Educate our employees and customers on the importance of making sure trash is managed properly.
  • Consult best management practices for trash control and adapt them to our local needs.


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