Bali Officials Working Overtime to Remove Seasonal Wash Up of Trash on Kuta Beach

In the midst of Bali’s current rainy season, the estimated 210 tons of rubbish and trash washes ashore each day during the westerlies has now increased by a further 50 tons to 260 tons, quoted from Bali Discovery.

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As reported by, I Putu Eka Merthawan of the Badung Regency’s Parks Department assured the public on Thursday, December 12, 2016, that procedures are in place to remove the continual inflow of trash and minimize the inconvenience experienced by Island visitors.

Merthawan said: “While tourists see the trash on the shore, they also see us working to remove that trash. At least, we are not disappointing our guests.” He also affirmed that procedures are in place to handle the trash that is expected to reach its peak during the months of January and February.

He also called on hotel and restaurant operators in Kuta to anticipate the coming onslaught and assure guests that measures are in place and do all possible to minimize panic in the tourism sector.

On Friday, December 2, 2016, the deputy-regent of Badung, Ketut Suisa, visited the beachfront accompanied by other regency officials to monitor that all was being done to removed the trash that washes ashore annually in Bali at this time of year.

Meanwhile, a representative of the Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics Agency in Bali (BKMG-Bali), Gede Wirya Jaya, said wave heights on Bali’s north shore will be between 0.25-1.0 meters and in the south between 0.5-2.5 meters.



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