October 19, 2019

International Coastal Clean Up Bali 2019

BALI – The areas of Berawa, Echo beach, Balangan Beach, Kuta – Legian Beach, Mengiat Beach, Sanur Beach, Mesari Beach, Petitenget Beach, Gangga Beach, beach in front of Pura Dalem Tengkulung, Jerman Beach, Petanu River, Lebih Beach, Lepang Beach, Buitan Beach, Lovina Beach and Jungut Batu Beach.

“This initiative is one of our efforts to educate our members and their employees on the importance of preserving the environment – especially the ocean” explained Patricia Ghamami, Director of Environment for Bali Hotels Association. “At the moment, BHA is the only representative in Bali that has participated in the initiative annually since 2013, and Bali has become a part of the global community of the Ocean Conservancy volunteers.”

The International Coastal Cleanup Day initiative covers vast areas along the riverbanks and coastal lines, and volunteers are advised to use eco-friendly tools such as reusable trash bags. At the end of each cleanup, trash collected has to be categorized, weighed, and recorded before sent to the proper waste management. The report will later be submitted to the Ocean Conservancy headquarter by the volunteer.

Being crowned as the world’s top destination, Bali is known for its unique culture, art, and nature – especially its long coastal lines. However, the island does face several issues related to tourism growth – one of which is the washed-up trash that polluted most of Bali’s beaches every year.

Our members have practiced green efforts in their day to day operations such as minimizing paper and plastic waste, energy saving and applying the responsible way of managing their wastes. By doing so, we hope to be able to ensure a sustainable practice for Bali’s tourism.

Bali Hotels Association is a professional group of star-rated hotels and resorts in Bali. Members include General Managers from more than 157 hotels and resorts in Bali that representing more than 27,000 hotel rooms and almost 35,000 employees in the tourism sector.

One of the objectives of BHA is to support and facilitate the development of communities, education, and the environment in Bali. BHA has initiated many projects involving the association members as well as the people in the industry. Only by supporting each other this long-term project can be achieved and benefits everyone in the island. (*)

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