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Plastic waste in Bali Ban on single-use plastic

Bali bans single-use plastic

Denpasar. The Balinese government has banned single-use plastics such as plastic bags, plastic bottles, straws and polystyrene. Governor Wayan Koster issued the ban on December 24, 2018 and announced at the same time that the ban would come into force in summer 2019. Until then, producers, distributors, suppliers and of course everyone in Bali have time to come to terms with this change.

Plastic ban in Bali was a matter of time

Bali's problem with the Plastic waste in the environment has been known worldwide since the viral video by British diver Rich Horner. His recording of a simple dive shows the excessive plastic waste in Balinese waters.

In 2017, when I was at my CleanUps in Indonesia three months in Bali, it was already clear to me that this ban was inevitable. After all, no one could control the masses of plastic waste there.

The Balinese government seems to have finally woken up - and possibly saved the former vacation paradise at the last minute.

If you want to learn more about the global waste problem, I recommend the article Garbage vortex in the sea.


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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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