Clean-Up Beaches in Bali: Create better & cleaner beaches
When we mention Bali, one of the first things that comes to mind are the sunny clear skies, lush greenery and white sandy beaches.
Bali is an island blessed with some of the most stunning beaches in the world.
However, this beauty has been gradually tarnished by trash and plastic waste, which is the accumulation of tourists and irresponsible trash disposal around the island.
The impact has been significant on marine life, with pelagic, birds and other sea critters getting caught in fishing nets or swallowing plastic, mistaking it for food.
It’s not uncommon to see plastic particles, packaging and other waste being washed onto the beaches around Bali.
This is especially apparent when you visit the eastern beaches such as Kuta, Seminyak, Petitenget, Double-six and many more.
Bali Beaches cleanup efforts
Bali is aware of the potential issue plaguing its beaches.
Local communities have organized many beach cleanup events in an effort not only to clean the beaches of waste, but also to raise awareness on how our plastic waste impacts the wildlife, the environment and also our own enjoyment.
An organization called One Island One Voice has recently organized a massive gathering to clean up the beaches of Bali.
The event consisted of over 20,000 people cleaning more than 120 different locations around Bali.
The annual event is open for anyone wishing to participate and help contribute to cleaning the environment.
Trash not only harms the environment, but also tourism in Bali.
With the hope of reducing plastic usage and waste by 70% in 2019, and as a step toward preserving its beaches, the government has enacted a ban on single-use plastic on the entire island of Bali.
Bali Safari Park is a proponent in the conservation of wildlife here in Bali.
There have been numerous successful breeding and conservation programs conducted by Bali Safari Park, including the conservation of the iconic Bali Starling, Tigers and White Rhinos.
Would you like to join the event and making a contribution to wildlife? Don’t forget to stay at Mara River Safari Lodge!