Thousands of kilos of trash removed from Bali's beaches
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 April, 2014 - Saturday, April 19th saw the final Bali Beach Clean Up event of the wet season wrap up with over 200 participants treated to a free breakfast at the Quiksilver Boardriders Café on Jalan Legian in Kuta, a well-earned thank you for their hard work and dedication over the last two months.
During the four Beach Clean Up events held from March to April at Kuta Beach, Legian Beach, and Kedonganan Beach, a total of 1,000 people collected over 3,000 kgs of trash in an effort to provide clean and beautiful beaches for everyone to enjoy and to reinforce the message that trash needs to be put in trash bins and properly disposed of for the good of Bali and its tourism industry.
Participating partners including the Hard Rock Hotel, Hard Rock Café, Inna Grand Kuta, Harris Hotel Kuta, Paradiso, Surfer Girl, Garuda Indonesia, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, and Quiksilver all sent staff to help out at each event. They were joined by local surfers and surfing organizations, photographers, journalists, business owners, and private citizens.
"Thank you to all the local community participants for joining the effort, as this trash on Bali's beaches is a large issue but when the community works together with a common goal they can achieve positive results. We look forward to initiating similar beach clean ups again towards the end of the year as the monsoon currents and winds bring more trash back to Bali's beaches," said Sammy Gosling, Quiksilver SEA Marketing Executive
"This community initiative has definitely set a good example on how we should be careful with our trash disposal, and we look forward to continuing to help keep Bali beautiful" added Ayu Hartini, CSR Manager at Surfer Girl.
"As one of Kuta Beach’s major stakeholders, the Hard Rock Hotel Bali commits itself to this Beach Clean Up Program. We urge everyone to start the habit of proper waste management and not to leave any trash on the beach, wherever you are," concluded Fandy Lo, Marketing Communication Manager Hard Rock Hotel Bali.
Although this wet season Beach Clean Up program has come to an end, the 80 dedicated full time staff of the Quiksilver, Coca-Cola and Garuda Indonesia CSR Beach Clean Up program will continue to help keep our beaches clean. Next time you are at the beach please help them by putting your rubbish in the bin and picking up any rubbish you come across.