Last month, 2,468 volunteers scoured
Bali’s beaches for trash during International Coastal Cleanup
The initiative saw more than 110 hotels
under the BHA (Bali Hotels Association) banner gather over
thousand eco-friendly warriors to clear debris in several beaches
and rivers divided into 10 zones from Nusa Dua, Legian, Kuta,
Seminyak, Tabanan to Ubud.
Aside from collecting trash along the coast,
participants also segregated the various kinds of garbage
collected from plastic bags, containers, cutlery, cans, cigarettes
and household waste, abandoned shoes to fishing debris, a total of
78,391 waste items.
This year even more volunteers donated their
time to participate resulting in 449 pillow cases which was used
as bags, being collected reaching 1,504 kilograms in total.
Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean
Up has been running since 1986 and has become the world’s largest
volunteer effort for ocean health.
Every September, millions of ‘green warriors’ from all over the globe
help to clear trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers and
oceans. Thanks to these volunteers recording every article
collected, Ocean Conservancy has gained an accurate insight into
the manufactured items which are impacting our planet’s health.
“We hope that this initiative will start a
ripple effect. Ideally we want to encourage more people, locals
and tourist alike, to assume responsibility for their daily
consumption of one - time products that effectively contribute to
the oceans trash problem,” said Jean - Charles Le Coz, Vice
Chairman of the Bali Hotels Association.
Clinton Lovell, Director of Environment
Committee for BHA, added, “We would like to extend a heartfelt
thank you to everyone involved. We look forward to an even bigger
and better cleanup next year to continue raising awareness and
encouraging everyone to be more conscious about their trash.”
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