30 tons of garbage collected on the most popular beach in Bali

The “New Year” storm turned Bali into a real dump – 30 tons of garbage were washed on the popular Kuta beach. The authorities enlisted the residents of the island, the military and the police to clean up.

Together, the inhabitants of the island cleared 15 kilometers of the coast. On Kuta beach, about 30 tons of garbage from the ocean. As a result, he was taken to the city dump.

It is reported that 70% of the waste onshore was plastic. The head of the Environment Department, Wayan Puja, said that heaps of rubbish can be seen on the beaches during the rainy season.

It is worth noting that, according to statistics, about 200 thousand tons of plastic gets into the ocean and fresh water bodies of Indonesia every year, which puts the country in first place in the rating for water pollution.

In 2020, the Indonesian government launched a project to combat plastic waste. According to him, by 2025 the country is ready to reduce the consumption of plastic and plastic waste by 70%, and by 2040 to completely get rid of plastic pollution.

According to CNN.

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