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Bali’s world famous Kuta Beach is drowning beneath a sea of garbage

Discussion in 'Bali News - Indonesia News' started by Harry08, Dec 31, 2017.

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  1. Harry08

    Harry08 New Member

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    Is this really happening?
    https://coconuts.co/bali/news/balis-world-famous-kuta-beach-drowning-beneath-sea-garbage/
     
  2. davita

    davita Well-Known Member

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    The garbage isn't all from Bali...the ocean current and winds blow the garbage onto the Kuta shores every year.
    Most times the cleaners delay removal because the next day it happens again but it is time a massive clean-up campaign was budgeted and planned...... just like snow-removal, dust storms etc. are dealt with elsewhere.
     
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    I think a lot of the crap on bali beaches is from bali , because its always the same when it rains , I live next to a river in the buket which is normally dry but when it rains all the surrounding areas rubbish comes floating past , dirty buggars !

    Kuta beach ,never mind the morass of plastic in the rainy season ,is generally disgusting all year round because of the raw sewage outflows from tuban , all the sh1t from kuta , nice ! ,and the current flow is kuta seminyak canggu etc , I remember reading clandestine water tests from kuta beach around 5 years ago ,because numbers of surfers were getting sick eye infections etc . The water had dangerous levels of fecal matter ! suprise suprise .

    In europe such a beach would be black flagged , here it was hushed up !
     
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    10 rivers causing 95 pct of ocean plastic pollution
    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/10/10-rivers-causing-95-pct-of-ocean-plastic-pollution.html

    The ten worst rivers and the seas they flow to:

    1. Yangtze, East China Sea, Asia
    2. Indus, Arabian Sea, Asia
    3. Yellow River, Yellow Sea, Asia
    4. Hai He, Yellow Sea, Asia
    5. Nile, Mediterranean, Africa
    6. Meghna, Bay of Bengal, Asia
    7. Ganges, Bay of Bengal, Asia
    8. Amur, Sea of Okhotsk, Asia
    9. Niger, Gulf of Guinea, Africa
    10. Mekong, South China Sea, Asia

    What I was asking about is is this really happening in Bali.
    Kuta (cross the street from Alam KulKul) is/was my favorite spot and I was planning to return there.
    If this is now under a massive pile of garbage, it makes me kinda sad.
     
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    Just this week I read an article saying that fracking and shale oil had become much more economically viable and the oil industry was anticipating a 43% increase in plastics productionin 2018 . Worldwide this issue is huge and we tip toe around the edges of the matter and the plastics keep wrapping around everything we use and buy and there appears to be no end. I agree with the comments about swimming at Kuta and the need for a massive clean up but it is like putting a band aid on a pussy boil. It will keep oozing. But a clean up would be a good start.
     
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    As I said, and have no hesitation to repeat, the trash on Kuta's beach happens every year. The trash floats in the ocean and comes ashore due to the seasonal western winds and currents.... so it wouldn't matter if Bali was a deserted island it would still collect trash/flotsam from other places....
    That doesn't mean that Bali and visitors don't contribute...they do... and it should be curtailed, but the problem isn't as simple as some may wish to define.

    "The phenomenon is a seasonal event coupled with the start of westerly winds that bring trash from Java and Sumatra, and beyond, to Bali’s shores, from December thru' February.
    "The weather is extreme; waves are high, winds are strong and water level increases," Putu Eka Mertawan, head of the Badung Sanitation and Parks agency, told the Jakarta Post. "We have done our best to collect waste as fast as we can. But we just cannot go against the weather."
     
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    garbage2.jpg

    Even Paradise produces garbage! This is Tampat Pembuangan Akhir (TPA) Suwung on the Island Paradise.
     
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    Not ALL, but MOST
     
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    I was staying in benoa last year around march 4.5 star and a very nice beach,,and it was happening every day with a king tide,,almost getting to the hotels pool,,lots of rubbish washing up,,so what did they do each morning early,,,rake it up into piles ,dig a hole in the sand and BURY IT! problem solved ??,,,Governments gotta introduce a simple buy back of recyclable rubbish,,a lot of locals would be into it I,m sure ,,
     
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    IMG_8659.JPG the problem is... they do not want to develop. candi dasa beach last year
     
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