121 hotels under the Bali Hotels Association
banner gathered over thousand eco-friendly warriors earlier this
month to clear debris from several beaches and rivers divided into
nine zones from Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Jimbaran, Legian, Kuta,
Seminyak, Sanur, 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
75,894 waste items.
This year even more volunteers donated their
time to participate resulting in 483 bags being collected reaching
2,205 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 third week of September
each the year, 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
“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 a representative from Ocean
Conservancy. "It was an absolute pleasure to learn that there
were more than 2,500 volunteers participated in the Bali Hotels
Association's International Coastal Cleanup 2016. 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
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