Coral bleaching runs rampant through coastal waters around Australia, Florida, and Hawaii. A number of factors contribute to turning corals white, such as warming waters and tourists that use sunscreen containing oxybenzone. In Hawaii, one hotel chain gives away sunscreen that strives to protect the vulnerable coral reefs.
Dating back to last April, Aqua-Aston Hospitality has handed out more than 35,000 free samples of their reef-safe sunscreen. The hotel chain has 40 different locations across the state and has an average of 5.5 million guests each year. They’ve since added sunscreen dispensers at their hotels, and other locations, like the Waikiki Aquarium, have done the same.