What is the Problem?
In Southern Bali alone, the quantity of sold waste produced exceeds 240 tonnes everyday. About 33,000 tons of plastic ends up in the ocean directly, 2 millon tons of plastic ends up in landfills. Not only is it displeasng to the eye, it also poses major health risks to people, and our precious envronment. In Bali, plastic waste is often burnt in public places. Emissons from burnt waste have been related to many major health concerns and contribute to the effects of global warming. Some of the health concerns related to these emissons include increased cancer rates, mutations in the development of the male reproductive system, immune system malfunctions, reproductive/birth defects, kidney disease, and many respiratory illnesses. Waste can also contaminate local waterways and affect marine life. Inapproprate waste management is a widespread issue throughout Bali, and a signficant extent of Indonesia. It is an issue that must be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further damage and save our most valuable resource, the envronment.