During the previous Beach Clean Up on January 31st, teams from Quiksilver, Coca-Cola and Garuda Indonesia were joined by the Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Kuta Paradiso Hotel, Harris hotel, Akmani hotel, Hard Rock Café, Mercure hotel, Surfer Girl, Bali Mandira, the Villas, EnviroBali, Padma Boys board riders and various restaurant owners of Seminyak, eventually collecting 1600kg of plastic and organic trash in a strong team effort.
Following a full night of rain on Friday the 30th January the Bali sky was blue by Saturday morning and community groups from Bali gathered for a beach clean up.
Every year when the rainy season starts in Bali the entire length of Kuta beach is inundated with a floating mass of trash that washes ashore in sufficient quantities to disgust visitors to the beachfront, frequently ending plans for a day of surf and sand.
When the original Ocean Cleanup Array plan was presented over a year ago, it was immediately met with a significant amount of skepticism. However, a new year-long feasibility study has confirmed teenage inventor and conservationist Boyan Slat’s claims. What does this mean? If implemented and executed to specification, we might actually be able to remove up to seven million tons of plastic trash from the world’s oceans.
We all love Bali but do we care about it? Can we make an impact on its escalating garbage problem? Can two girls, aged 11 and 13, get Bali’s Governor to ban plastic bags via an online petition?
Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu recently leveled criticism at the trash scattered near Pantai Pandawa in South Bali.
Saturday, April 19th saw the final Bali Beach Clean Up event of the wet season wrap up with over 200 participants treated to a free breakfast at the Quiksilver Boardriders Café on Jalan Legian in Kuta, a well-earned thank you for their hard work and dedication over the last two months.
To honor and support Earth Day (April 22), we want to rally our trash fighting troops for the final Beach Clean Up of the season on Saturday April 19, at 7am.
As a post Nyepi Day reminder that Mother Nature will always have a few tricks up her sleeve, an early morning torrential downpour hit Kuta Beach just minutes before the Saturday morning April 5th Beach Clean Up was to begin.
The Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika has targeted Bali to be completely free of plastic rubbish by 2015.