Join Bali’s Biggest Beach Clean-Up Ever on February 19

One Island One Voice are holding Bali’s biggest beach clean-up ever on Sunday, February 19, 2023. According to information posted on the One Island One Voice website, the event will be the largest of its kind organised so far and anyone can contribute by joining the clean-up nearest to them.

Over the past six years the movement has gathered over 70,000-people in 560-locations on Bali and prevented 203-tons of un-organic waste from entering our oceans. They declare themselves as a people’s movement on Bali, collaborating with like-minded souls to creative a positive change.

They are also behind the KOMITMEN, a people-powered movement launched in July 2018, created to encourage businesses on Bali to say NO to single-use plastic by signing a commitment.

About the KOMITMEN

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) the ocean covers 70-percent of the Earth’s surface, provides 50-percent of its oxygen; and is 100-percent threatened by plastic. Scientists predict that by 2050 plastic pollution will outweigh fish in the ocean.

As plastics choke our oceans, they enter our food chain: researchers have found microplastics in 33-percent of shellfish and in 25-percent of fish, in sea salt and in 83-percent of global drinking water samples suggests research from the International Maritime Organization and the University of Minnesota.

In Bali, plastic pollution also has an impact on tourism. But we can make a difference, both locally and globally. As a very encouraging step forward, on June 23, 2019, single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam were banned in Bali!

Through the KOMITMEN initiative, One Island One Voice invite individuals, organizations, companies and government offices in Bali to eliminate the use of the five most pervasive plastics in our environment and to promote waste separation at the source in order to encourage better recycling and waste management by:

  • Banning single-use plastic straws
  • Banning single-use plastic water bottles
  • Banning single-use plastic retail bags
  • Banning single-use plastic cups
  • Banning single-use plastic cup lids, and
  • Implementing waste separation at the source (both organic and inorganic)

Taking the necessary measures to achieve these goals is not an easy task and real change happens in stages, which is why One Island One Voice, invite all businesses in Bali join the 500-businesses that form the KOMITMEN community to commit to achieving any or all of the steps listed above and setting their own timelines to achieve these aims at their own pace, by signing the pledge to say NO to single use items, and to promote and encourage sustainable waste management.

To do this, complete, sign and return the KOMITMEN pledge to the One Island One Voice team at communications@oneislandonevoice.org

For more information visit One Island One Voice at: www.oneislandonevoice.org

Together we can make a difference!

Source: One Island One Voice website

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