A sprawling archipelago of white sandy beaches, towering active volcanoes, seas abundant with marine life, rich rainforests, and dozens of ethnic cultures, it’s easy to see the traveller’s allure of visiting Indonesia. But even the most pristine of tourist attractions have a dirty little secret, as quoted from Indonesia Expat.
Downstream from an ecological disaster brewing a continent away, these placid waters are bearing the brunt of a foot-born problem: your flip flops.
When Bryce Trevett was out filming wildlife off the Los Angeles coastline, they spotted what they thought was a balloon floating on the surface. Thinking they’d do a bit of garbage collecting, they went over to pick it up.
This is like Pokemon Go app but for cleaning up trash
The Indonesian government is committed to reducing plastic wastes by 70 percent by the end of 2025, initiated with the launch of a national action plan for tackling plastic wastes in oceans
Indonesia has pledged up to $1bn a year to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic and other waste products polluting its waters. The announcement was made
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.
The annual inundation of ocean-borne flotsam and jetsam has begun washing ashore in Kuta, Bali. The shoreline-filled with trash is most evident along a four-kilometer stretch of beach from Petitenget to the main beachfront in Kuta.
The Environment and Forestry Ministry, the West Nusa Tenggara administration and the Mount Rinjani National Park Agency are creating a team to handle piles of trash scattered on Mt. Rinjani, an active volcano on Lombok Island, which is famous for its beauty as well
Best mates Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski spent much of their childhood in the ocean and, after becoming frustrated at the amount of rubbish floating around, quit their jobs to come up with a sustainable solution.