PlastikDetox is a non-profit campaign that encourages and rewards small businesses in Bali to reduce plastic waste » read more
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.
The resort island of Bali produces 890 metric tons of garbage every day. Imagine five blue whales or 222 elephants of pure trash washing up on the shores of Bali every 24 hours. But rather than throw up their hands in defeat, a group of four die-hard environmentalists based in Sanur, 30 minutes from Ngurai Rai International Airport, banded together in 2012 and launched PlastikDetox, an educational effort to turn the tide on the island’s excessive use of plastic, which accounts for 10 percent to 12 percent of Bali’s trash.