Provincial Government announces action plan to eliminate single-use plastics by end of 2022, with local government and strategic partners hoping the ban will be in full force before the November‘s G20 Summit in Jakarta.
Bali To Ban Single Use Plastics By End Of Year
The Provincial Government in Bali has announced an action plan to eliminate single-use plastics by the end of 2022, according to a report The Bali Sun on 30 May. The local government and strategic partners are hoping that the ban will be in full flow by the time the G20 Summit comes around in November 2022. Balis is hosting the G20 Summit for the first time and all government departments from tourism to business to the environment are upping efforts to ensure that Bali is well-received on the world stage and that all previously announced policies are in full effect.
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The tide is turning for Bali though
Much of the tourism sector is aware of travel trends leaning towards more eco and sustainable travel. Many hotels, backpackers, cafes, and restaurants that cater to international audiences already pride themselves on not using plastic straws or plastic bags.
The ban on plastic bags creates a unique opportunity for Balinese artisans to return to traditional ways of zero waste living, creating products that travelers would love to buy. In turn they’d play huge part in helping Bali become an example to the world as a leader in the zero waste movement.
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