This is the view we saw along the rice field’s “subak”, or irrigation, when we went to the aquaponic farm in Ubud. The beautiful rice fields view on our left and right was disturbed by plastic waste which was flowing and stuck in the water stream.… Read More
The worldwide consumption of oil is almost at 100 MILLION barrels per day, thats 15.9 billion litres of oil per day. 4% is used for Plastic Production which equals around 636 million litres per day or 250 olympic size swimming pools. Recycling plastic and turning it back to oil is a simple process and there’s 600 million dollars a day out there if you want to do it.. or we could just keep wasting it and use the earth as rubbish dump until we are all swimming in it.. oh that’s right we’re already swimming in it.… Read More
Bank Sampah Amlapura
This week the Zero Waste to Oceans team visited the waste bank (bank sampah) in Amlapura.It has only been open for a few months and is already managing over 200kg of waste per day from households, businesses and government offices. This is a great example of how local waste management initiatives can create large impacts by reducing the amount of waste that reaches the landfills in Bali. Terima kasih Amlapura Bank Sampah.
Tuesday, 20th September, 2016
The Zero Waste to Oceans Team visited today the Suwung Landfill in order to understand the magnitude of the problem Bali is facing regarding waste. Trucks full of trash enter the landfill every 2-3 minutes full of all sorts of organic and non organic waste. The trash is dumped on a designated area where the Pemulung (scavengers) look for recyclables like plastic bottles or aluminum cans. The landfill is like a little office, it even has a couple of warungs (one on the picture) that serve hot, cold drinks and snacks, but the smell and working conditions are quite far from your AC office room. … Read More
Rubbish Art..Creating Awareness and Making a Difference in Bali and Australia.… Read More