Tons of trash have washed onto Bali’s famous Kuta Beach, prompting locals to spend the first day of the new year staging a cleanup.
Residents from the Badung area on the Indonesian island cleared 30 tons of marine debris from the beach, according to the state-run Antara news agency.
In April, the Indonesian government launched a plan to dramatically reduce plastic waste in the country, Antara reported. It plans to cut ocean plastic waste by 70% by 2025, and go plastic pollution free by 2040.
Though Kuta Beach faces the issue annually, unlike past years, far fewer travelers are around to see it at the moment. Like many popular destinations, Bali has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and remains closed to international tourists.
- Read CNN if you agree with journalist who wrote the issue is mainly caused by the growing use of plastic relative COVID-19
- Or, read ANSA (IT) if you believe journalist who wrote about the “yearly recurring” caused by general industrial pollution.