Hundreds Join Cleanup Effort After Waste Washes Up on Bali Beach

Hundreds of people continued cleanup efforts at Kuta Beach on the Indonesian island of Bali on January 4, after tons of waste washed up on the beach over the new year.

State media reported that 30 tons of mostly plastic had been cleared from the beach by New Year’s Day.

Another local report, on the Kompas news site, said on January 3 that 80 tons of waste had been cleared from three beaches with 600 local authority employees drafted in to help.

I Wayan Puja, head of the local government environment office, told Antara News the plastic pollution was a regular problem in rainy season, when mismanaged waste was washed into the sea. Credit: Wayan Suyadnya (@hiwayan) via Storyful