Mon, 26 September 2016

Record Number of Volunteers Help to Clean Up Bali’s Beaches

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 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 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 their trash."

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