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‘Plastic, plastic, plastic’: British diver films sea of rubbish off Bali

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Video posted on YouTube shows water densely strewn with food wrappers, cups and sachets as tropical fish dart in and out

A British diver has captured shocking images of himself swimming through a sea of plastic rubbish off the coast of the Indonesian tourist resort of Bali.

A short video posted by diver Rich Horner on his social media account and on YouTube shows the water densely strewn with plastic waste and yellowing food wrappers, the occasional tropical fish darting through the deluge.

With poor government planning and low levels of awareness about waste and recycling, Indonesia is now the second-largest plastic polluter in the world after China.

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Our campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali

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Melati and Isabel Wijsen: Our campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali

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Plastic bags are essentially indestructible, yet they’re used and thrown away with reckless abandon. Most end up in the ocean, where they pollute the water and harm marine life; the rest are burned in garbage piles, where they release harmful dioxins into the atmosphere. Melati and Isabel Wijsen are on a mission to stop plastic bags from suffocating their beautiful island home of Bali. Melati and Isabel Wijsen.

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Eat, Pray, Litter: The Truth About Tourists in Bali

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Bali was not the Eat, Pray, Love paradise I naively envisioned. There. I finally admitted it. On one hand, there was that handful of memorable Zen moments I wrote about and will forever cherish, but on the other end of this wacky spectrum are the moments that made me give Bali a serious side-eye. By Renne Simpson. Read more.

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November 02 2015 – The Indonesian government wants to reclaim land in Benoa Bay to develop international tourism. Locals say it will destroy their villages and way of life, forcing fishermen to give up their livelihoods and instead become souvenir sellers. Jeremy Smith Read more.

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23 March 2015 – Tourism is a thirsty business. Peak tourist seasons are generally during the driest months of the year. Tourism development is most intense in coastal areas and on islands, where potable water is typically scarce. Read more.

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Concern over the potential negative impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has led a number of government and businesses to start implementing emission reduction strategies. By following an eco-efficiency process, strategic decisions can be made about how to go about reducing these emissions.    Also includes case studies from El Gouna Movenpick, El Gouna, Egypt: Meliã Bali, Bali, Indonesia; and Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Australia.

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Improving the efficiency of lighting can be one of the most simple and cost effective strategies for tourism operations seeking to reduce energy consumption. This fact sheet will help to provide useful information on different types of lighting and tips on how to balance functionality, cost and environmental considerations.    Includes case studies on Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Australia; and Meliã Bali, Bali, Indonesia.

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Alila Villas Soori is a beachfront five-star resort located along the southwest coast of Bali, within the Tabanan Regency, one of the island’s most fertile and picturesque regions. One of the primary goals of the owner and developer was to ensure that the resort was planned, designed and constructed in an ecologically sensitive manner.

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Alila Villas Uluwatu’s environmental goals.

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Alila Villas Uluwatu Environmental Goals

 

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