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The Bali Beach Clean program, initiated by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and Quiksilver Indonesia has collected more than 34 thousand kilograms of trash on five beaches in Bali since it was first held in 2007.

“We want to be part of the solution to the environment,” said Kadir Gunduz, President of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, at the opening of Bali’s Big Eco Weekend on Seminyak Beach, Saturday afternoon (29/07), as quoted by Antara.

The Bali Beach Clean Up will be conducted every day by 78 people along the beaches of Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, and Kedonganan, assisted by three garbage trucks, four beach tractors, and 150 new trash bins. 60 percent of the waste collected along the 9.7 kilometre coastline is organic and 30 percent plastic, with the remaining 10 percent being other types of waste.

A clean beach environment will not only create a comfortable destination for tourists, but also for the livelihood of turtles. An offshoot program from The Bali Beach Clean Up is the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation, a movement that started 2010 after the discovery of  many Olive Ridley turtle eggs on the beach. The event’s participants are encouraged to usher the baby turtles out into the ocean.

Up to now, the project has collected around 202 thousand turtle eggs and helped around 150 thousand turtles reach their natural habitat.

Photo: www.juara.net.

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