Bali Institutes a Ban on Single-Use Plastics in 2019 With Aggressive Reduction Goals

Bali Institutes a Ban on Single-Use Plastics in 2019 With Aggressive Reduction Goals
Fonte: The Inertia
Since the likes of Gerry Lopez and others pioneered spots like Uluwatu in the early-to-mid 1970s, the Indonesian wonderland that is Bali has become a hotbed of surf tourism. Sadly, over the years the natural beauty of the place has been tainted with trash littering beaches across the Indonesian archipelago.

A new ban on single-use plastics, though, and aggressive trash reduction targets are the latest in Bali’s efforts to clean up the tourism-dependent island’s garbage problem.

On December 24th, Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced an all-encompassing ban of single-use plastics, including plastic bags, Styrofoam and straws, in 2019. The ban will go into effect in June, and Governor Koster is hopeful the move will reduce plastic pollution by 70 percent over the course of the next year.

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