PlastikDetox is a non-profit campaign that encourages and rewards small businesses in Bali to reduce plastic waste read more »
At PlastikDetox, our thinking goes that if we can make the proposition for cutting down on excessive use of plastic straws and bags attractive enough to business owners and managers, hopefully they will at least be willing to give it a shot. After hundreds of interactions with them over lattes and iced teas, this is what we have learned about making sustainability a practical option for people who run small businesses.
One of PlastikDetox's promises to our partners is that if they succeed in reducing their use of plastic, we will offer them free marketing opportunities. Last week, we were true to our promise. Hard Rock FM invited us and Novie Gehlen from Warung Santai in Sanur to chat about reducing plastic and what it was like for a small business to make that happen.
Bali produces 10,000 meter cubic of garbage everyday. About 50% of it is collected, but the remaining 5,000 meter cubic is burned, dumped into rivers, or thrown on road sides.