Bali’s locals, tourists, businesses and organisations came together to clean-up the island in a single day!
BALI, 15 February 2020: 12.500 People took part in 4th Bali’s Biggest Clean-Up
For the fourth year in a row ONE ISLAND ONE VOICE rallied and organised the annual Bali’s Biggest Clean Up. This has become a really iconic day many look forward to. This year’s cleanup was the first since Bali’s single-use disposable plastic ban.
The Breakdown of this years Big Beach Cleanup
Thanks to partners who now for the fourth year in a row have led the evaluation of the collected waste during the annual event: MAKING OCEANS PLASTIC FREE is focused on breaking plastic habits: the number one reason for the plastic pollution of our oceans.
KILOS OF WASTE COLLECTED:
20.000kg = 20 tons collected in one day across Bali
TOP THREE ITEMS:
- Plastic food packaging
- Cigarette butts
- Plastic bottles and cups
- Plastic Food Wrappings: 20%
- Cigarette Butts: 17%
- Plastic Bottles and Cups: 16%
- Straws: 11%
- Other Plastic: 11%
- Plastic Bags: 9% (down from 15% last year)
- Other: 6%
- Glass: 5%
- Shoes: 3%
- Fishing Gear: 1%
- Cans: 1%
“Clean-Ups are just tools of awareness but this event also shows how strong we are when we come together.” — One Island One Voice
One Island One Voice: People Power
“One Island One Voice is a Bali-based network of organizations active in the field of waste prevention and management. We have a Komitmen (sic) for businesses to change their plastic behaviors and provide options for local alternatives. We host record breaking actions from clean ups to Human Waves. We are People Power.”
“A BIG THANK YOU to all coordinators, participants and partners who made this day possible! The sponsorship of Aqua has raised a lot of questions, comments, support, critics and we are pleased to receive everybody’s opinion. We strongly believe that the time for pointing fingers and shaming is over and that we should use the time left for collaborations and impact with all levels whether its government, private sectors, scientists, activists or NGO’s. We need all hands on board. So to all our friends who helped sponsor in one way or another, we could not have done this without your ongoing support; THANK YOU.”
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