Over 400 tons of garbage that have been left along Berawa Beach were collected on Saturday (11/12).
The Head of Toxic and Dangerous Materials from Badung Environmental Agency (DLDK), I Putu Suantara, confirmed that 400 tons of garbage consisting of logs, tree branches, and plastic waste were stranded on Berawa Beach.
He admitted that this phenomenon was previously predicted on Friday evening when a pile of garbage was seen along the coastal area.
“The beach was still clean on Friday afternoon, but there was an indication that the garbage would pile up by the evening. So we decided to begin cleaning up the beach earlier this morning at around 6:30am,” Suantara said on Saturday (12/12).
Officials deployed heavy equipment and 300 workers to clean up the garbage carried in by the waves.
50 garbage trucks transported the collected garbage to landfills and the Integrated Waste Disposal Facility (TPST) in Bali. “After collecting these trash, we put them on several Stop Over (STO), so people who might need the garbage could take them. The rest were transported to Suwung landfill and TPST,” Suantara added.
Badung DLHK collected over 769 tons of garbage from all the beaches on the southern part of Bali, such as Kuta, Seminyak, Jimbaran and Berawa, and more garbage is still expected to arrive until January 2022.
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Saturday 25th of December 2021
Cant blame the tourists for the garbage this time around - 2 straight years in a row
Saturday 18th of December 2021
When I was in Bali I always kept food trash in separate bag from any recyclable stuff (plastics, paper, glass). Every time house cleaning comes and throws everything together. Also every time taking almost empty trash bags and replacing them with new. Throwing the "old" one away that maybe had one bottle in it.
They seem to be incapable of learning anything.
Friday 17th of December 2021
We found this problem the 2 times we went to Bali for Xmas holidays. We would never go again at this time. We cant see it ever improving , as locals will not understand they are rubbishing their island by throwing all their rubbish into waterways throughout the island . Of course when heavy rains occur, all is washed towards the ocean. We have talked about this til we are blue in the face, but they just don,t get it ! Such a shame.
Thursday 16th of December 2021
Sounds terrible, but when you list the top two ingredients of “garbage” as logs and tree branches, I’m not sure if you know what garbage is in the first place.
Wednesday 15th of December 2021
Any bottle with message “Nila I Love You” discovered yet?