Bali: plastic bags to be banned in 2019
More than a decade has passed by and today we still cringe when reading about how we are feeding the fish and sea turtles with discarded plastic, and how our beaches are covered in piles of trash. Sad, but true.
Sure, we can all still enjoy the picturesque white sand beaches, and breathtaking rice paddies. But the island’s battle with the environmental crisis that is littering our island is not fake news.
Now there is hope. On December 24th, 2018, Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster announced that plastic will be banned in Bali in 2019. The ban will include plastic straws and Styrofoam, hopefully reducing Bali’s plastic marine pollution by up to 70%.
There will be growing pains, for business owners and in our home, but this is something we can all support. So that our generation, and our children’s, can still call Bali a paradise.
If you are already reducing your plastic usage, well done! Thank you, and please keep it up. Share your tips with us, if you like. We also talked to some of our friends in the hotel industry, and share how they are preparing for this “good goodbye”. Please read their stories here: Plastic bag? What plastic bag?
Thank you for staying in touch with us, and the Island of the Gods.
Source : WhatsNewIndonesia.com