New sunscreen law to protect coral reefs begins

Four-year-old Isiaa and mom, Jordan, build an epic sand castle on Memorial Day at Kua Bay. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s law banning the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in order to protect Hawaii’s marine environment went into effect on Friday, New Year’s Day.