Solid Waste Reduction

Reduce the solid waste stream prior to disposal by 70% through source reduction, recycling, bioconversion, and landfill diversion methods

The Aloha+ Challenge solid waste reduction goal builds on a State of Hawai‘i law mandating solid waste stream reduction by 50% by January 1, 2000. This target was not reached in Hawai‘i, nor any state in the U.S. Informed by technical experts, the State of Hawai‘i, four Counties, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs agreed to recommit to the target and increase ambition to 70% waste reduction by 2030. The Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard measures state and county progress towards waste stream reduction, including on source reduction, reuse, and recycling.


By 2030, increase the quantity of discarded materials diverted from the landfill annually.

By 2030, significantly reduce the annual generation of solid waste.

By 2030, significantly increase the annual quantity of waste converted into new material.

By 2030, support changes in design, material use, and manufacturing that reduce waste and toxicity.

By 2030, support recovery of materials through multiple or re-purposed uses.

Total municipal solid waste processed through H-POWER.

Related Sustainable Development Goals