Post Tagged : environment

Largest Solar-Powered Catamaran Docks in Bali, Raises Awareness of Plastic Pollution

What's On | Jun 22, 2019

The world’s first ever self-sufficient watercraft made a stopover in Benoa, Bali, before sailing off to Jakarta, as part of a 5-year global tour to raise awareness on the impact of plastic waste on the marine environment and propose local solutions to the worldwide issue. The Swiss vessel is the world’s largest solar-powered catamaran that […]

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Starbucks in Bali Goes Greener with Paper Straws and Recycled Plastic

What's On | Nov 02, 2018

PT Sari Coffee Indonesia, the official licensed operator of Starbucks Indonesia, announces that all stores in Bali will be using new ‘greener’ material that are better for the environment. The much discussed single use plastic straw will be replaced with a durable paper straw, whilst the plastic stirrer will be now made from wood, plus […]

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Alila Ubud Filters Out Plastic Bottles and Paves a Path to Environmental-Friendliness

What's On | Sep 13, 2018

The luxurious Alila Ubud in Bali is moving with the times; seeking to reduce their ecological footprint whilst also appealing to the growing number of eco-conscious travellers, the resort has found a way to phase out plastic bottles through their resort.  “With our compliments”. This is the message you’ll see besides your complimentary bottles of […]

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Say Bye Bye to Plastic Bags : A Bali-Born Initiative

Our Bali Heroes | Sep 07, 2018

It doesn’t take much to see that this island is drowning in plastic, and that there is no escaping from this reality. Who is going to do something about it? Sometimes we forget that it only takes one person to create change. Instead of pointing fingers, asking people to change the world, why not look […]

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Bijoux Bajo: Exploring Flores in Style

Archipelago Diaries | Jun 21, 2018

Once a regency of sleepy fishing villages with empty white sand beaches and bay islands, Manggarai on the island of Flores in East Nusa Tenggara is now on the verge of becoming the next “it” tourism destination in Indonesia. Its extraordinary marine life is definitely an attraction, but more so are its unspoiled, off-the-beaten-track natural […]

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Coastal Communities: Saving Bali’s Beaches One Piece of Plastic at a Time

Coastal Living | Jun 21, 2018

Bali is facing a waste management crisis. With Indonesia being one of the world’s biggest contributors to ocean plastic, this is a problem. This island has declared a ‘garbage emergency’ after the beaches were inundated with a rising tide of plastic waste. Local communities are working hand-in-hand to keep Bali’s beaches clean. Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia […]

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liina klauss’ 5000 Lost Soles: Turning Ocean Rubbish into Art

Art In Bali | May 30, 2018

Artist liina klauss, together with Potato Head Beach Club Bali, created a visually stunning installation name ‘5000 soles’ from rubbish that washed up on Seminyak Beach. Their goal, raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution through art.  One hot, global topic at the moment is ocean plastic pollution;  from local organisations right up to the United […]

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Niskala Bali: Creating Environmentally-Friendly Ceremonies

Our Bali Heroes | Mar 13, 2018

Niskala Bali, an organisation on the island, is taking charge in the fight against post-ceremony waste in Bali.  Offerings can be seen everywhere in Bali. Tiny coconut leaf baskets (canang sari) of rice, fruits and flowers are presented in front of every house, office, in the temples and shrines, and even on the dashboards of cars. […]

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Eco Bali: The Solution to Bali’s Waste Crisis

Our Bali Heroes | Jan 03, 2018

Indonesia has now become the world’s second-biggest contributor to plastic waste in the oceans. This island is facing the alarming issue of waste disposal with shorelines laden with refuse, which is washed up every day when the tides come in. Communities are struggling to deal with the volume of waste, and even high-end hotels now […]

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