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Bali announces garbage emergency because the condition in that island like in the hellBali announces garbage emergency because the condition in that island like in the hell

News24xx.com -  The beautiful Kuta beach in Bali has long been a favorite of tourists to look for the sun and surf, but now its golden coastline has disappeared under a pile of garbage.


Plastic straws and food packs are scattered on the beach, while surfers are tossed behind the waves and dodge the garbage that flows out of the river or carried by the swirling current.

Tourists have complained that they have not been able to go swimming or surfing because the rubbish keeps flowing towards them from the ocean.


This has been an embarrassing situation for the holiday island.


Indonesia with more than 17,000 islands is the second largest contributor of waste in the world after China, and 1.29 million metric tons of giant is estimated to be produced annually by Indonesia.

Plastic waves that flood rivers and oceans have caused problems for years, clogging waterways in cities, increasing the risk of flooding, and injuring or killing marine animals that are ingested or trapped by plastic packaging.


The problem has become so bad that officials in Bali in November 2017 declare a state of emergency along the six-kilometer beach covering the popular beaches of Jimbaran, Kuta and Seminyak.

Officers deployed 700 cleaners and 35 trucks to dispose of about 100 tons of debris every day to nearby garbage dumps.


Garbage problems in Bali are getting worse during the annual rainy season, when strong winds are driving sea fish to swollen beaches and rivers to wash away river-to-shore trash, according to Putu Eka Merthawan, a local environmental agency.


Indonesia is one of almost 40 countries that are part of the UN Environmentally Friendly Sea campaign, aiming to stop the flow of plastic waste that pollutes the oceans.

As part of its commitment, the government has pledged to reduce marine plastic waste by 70 percent by 2025.

 

 

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