Bali Beaches Covered in Plastic Waste

In what is seemingly now an annual occurrence a number of beaches on Bali have been hit by tons of rubbish, much of it plastic waste, during the monsoon season.

Beaches at Kuta, Legian and Seminyak are all facing rubbish being washed ashore daily and the effort to clear the beaches has seen as much 90 tonnes of rubbish removed in just two days.

“We have been working really hard to clean up the beaches, however the trash keeps coming. Every day we deploy our personnel, trucks and loaders.”

Wayan Puja. Badung Environment and Sanitation Agency via The Guardian.

Beaches in the Southwest of Bali are prone to be inudated with the rubbish as monsson winds and rain blow from west to east.

Indonesia has launched a plan to reduce plastic waste by 70% by 2025 and to be completely plastic free by 2040.

Like many countries in the region, Indonesia has a massive problem with plastic waste in the seas. A dead whale was found near Sulawesi in November 2018 with 6 kg of plastic waste in its stomach.

Photo credit Saepul Jr on Unsplash

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