The Bottle for Botol team were up bright and early on Sunday February 19 to participate in Bali’s Biggest Beach Clean Up. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and Hari Peduli Sampah (National Waste Day) we joined the One Island One Voice campaign started by Bye Bye Plastic Bags. The idea was to bring children, politicians, businesses, locals and expatriates together to show our love for Bali by cleaning its coastline and waterways. Volunteer organisers from twenty-one organisations coordinated each of the fifty-five locations, in just six weeks.
First we attended Batu Bolong, Legian and Uluwatu beaches. Batu Bolong lead the charge collecting 1.5 tons of rubbish! All of this was picked up by EcoBali Recycling, who specialise in turning tetra pak into roofing material. In Uluwatu, we joined Project Clean Uluwatu, Uluwatu Boardriders and local villagers to collect 70kg of trash.
Written by Catherine Elliott, Dode Gargitha and Alice Sainsbury.