ROLE Foundation has held our beach cleanup this year in ITDC Tourism Area in celebrating Indonesia’s Independence Day 2018 last Friday, August 17th 2018. This clean up was part of Role Foundation’s yearly awareness campaign for Zero Waste to Oceans. The Lush sponsored Beach Clean Up had 150 eager participants from schools, local businesses, NGOs, and individuals mostly from the Bukit, Bali Island.
The bleach clean up was initially scheduled to start at 7 am. However, due to the heavy rains, unusual for the dry season it was postponed until 8 am. Eventually getting underway at 8.30am. The poor rainy conditions during cleaning did not dampen the spirit of participants thou. They actively scanned every square meter of sand, seaweed, and bush for every piece non-organic waste.
The area cleaned of solid waste was the beaches from Geger Beach in the south to Sri Lanka Surf Spot to the north. The two teams met up on Peninsula Island. The non organic debris picked up along the way was mostly from another areas of Bali, Indonesia and other countries around Asia, which was illegally dumped in the sea, and washed up along the beaches in front of the five stars hotels of Nusa Dua. The worst area of trashes was the corner area of beach in front of Grand Hyatt Hotel Bali. The waste was trapped there with a lot of fabrics and used cloth there.
In the end, we collect around 412 kg of solid non-organic waste composed of plastic bags, plastic wrappings, plastic bottles, straws, fishing tackle and nets and cloth. All of the waste collected were sent to ROLE Foundation, Zero Waste to Oceans – Community Environment and Skills Center for separation, recycling if possible and the balance legal dumped in the land fill by Eco Bali..