Published on : Monday, June 24, 2019
Bali is polluting with 1.6 million tons of waste which accumulated each year in the ocean. Now Bali is desperately trying to end the pollution by reducing its plastic waste. It according to new findings from The Bali Partnership show that just 48 per cent of waste from the Indonesian island is disposed of through recycling or landfill, while 33,000 tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean each year.
According to the tourism information, Indonesia’s popular tourism destination Bali receives around 16 million tourists each year, of which 6.5 million are international, has pledged to reduce ocean plastics by 70 per cent by 2025. Bali generates 1.6 million tonnes of waste per year, around 20 per cent of which is plastic.
The Bali Partnership, which brings together local and national government as well as waste experts and businesses, was supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Bali’s rapid economic growth and thriving tourism has led to growing levels of waste, with the island’s waste management not always keeping pace noted the report. “The island of Bali is small, but its significance is big, said Mr Ida Bagus Mandhara Brasika of the Bali Governor’s waste management task force.
Mr Ida Bagus Mandhara Brasika of the Bali Governor’s waste management task force also said that they will start from Bali and the impact will be global. He is optimistic that the Bali Partnership can help significantly to reduce our island and the planet’s waste problem.