BALI DESPERATELY TRYING TO REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE AS THOUSANDS OF TONS OF RUBBISH END UP IN THE SEA
More than half of rubbish on tourist island Bali ends up polluting land or being dumped in waterways or the ocean, according to new research.
Findings from The Bali Partnership show that just 48 per cent of waste from the Indonesian island is disposed of through recycling or landfill, while 33,000 tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean each year.
As part of a national initiative, Bali, which receives around 16 million tourists each year, of which 6.5 million are international, has pledged to reduce ocean plastics by 70 per cent by 2025.
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