Top surfing destinations in Bali are showing signs of pollution, with incidents of people getting infections after surfing the waves off the island’s southern beaches.
Black&Blue is a short video that shows the contrast between nature, pollution, culture and surf in the island of Bali. As a surfer Eugenio Barcelloni wish to preserve his daily habitat from landfills, massive constructions and all the other contamination. The whole community should be involved and try to save our coast from the increasing problems. Really good 10 min duration of the video.
A tsunami of plastic rubbish has swamped Bali’s iconic beachfront for a week or more, defying daily efforts to clean it up.
Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika called for hotels and restaurants in front of Kuta beach to concern about the waste problem Kuta beach. Therefore, the existing waste problem certainly interfere the comfort and cleanliness of Kuta Beach.
As 2014 dawns in Bali, the popular Kuta Beach area of the island is receiving its seasonal wash up of large amounts of flotsam and jetsam that arrive by the ton with each rising tide.
It is hard to believe that it is about one year since we read the impassioned plea of 11 times surfing world champion Kelly Slater, but it is. At the time, he tweeted: “If Bali doesn’t do something serious about its pollution, it’ll be impossible to surf here in a few years. Worst I’ve ever seen.”
You may have heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a Texas-sized swirling island of marine debris mostly made up of plastic. Or maybe you heard recently about the Gray whale that died with a stomach full of plastic trash?
Another way to bring attention to this issue is to see how plastic debris has taken a toll on the island of Midway.
If we continue to produce and use plastic at our current rate, future populations will look back on the extinction of homo sapiens and find a thin line of plastic. So, what can we do?
According to Bali’s Environmental Agency, 15 thousand cubic meters of trash are disposed of along roadsides and at illegal dumps everyday. That’s enough to fill six Olympic sized swimming pools everyday. Last year 11x surfing world champion, Kelly Slater, tweeted “If Bali doesn’t #DoSomething serious about its pollution, it’ll be impossible to surf here in a few years. Worst I’ve ever seen.” For an economy that relies 80% on tourism and sells itself as a tropical paradise, this poses quite a problem.
Poor service, cleanliness, traffic congestion and infrastructure problems are at the top of the list of things tourists complained about in Bali.