Surprise Garbage Bali–Pantai Berawa Canggu. Always a pleasure to Visit Bali where I lived almost 12 years before moving back to Jakarta. I never really was the beach type though I always loved the sunset atmosphere. We all know the beauty of Bali and its beaches and every years hundred of thousands indulge themselves with glamorous far niente in its colorful sunsets.
Kind of a sour surprise was waiting for me at Pantai Berawa Canggu. What I have seen is no secret and is grossly exposed for all to see. Not meaning to point finger at anyone or any part but rather showing a situation to your mere appreciation and comments.
So ironic to see all the initiatives taken everywhere that are self praised in Facebook, Instagram etc… but I wonder why none of these initiatives have yet reached pantai Kuta , Seminyak Berawa and so many more locations . Where are all these nice self rewarded people now?
What do we see and learn from these pictures? a real tale about ourselves and the reality we create to live in.
Bali is a place of contrast where extreme luxury rubs poverty , ultra modernism sides traditions and above all where money is pouring such as a pipeline. Where does it all go ? apparently not to that kind of bad R.O.I. ( Return On Investment) matter.
Some admirable efforts seems to take shape out of shame and despair, however insignificantly isolated and quite useless honestly, because rubbish collection and disposal can only be a community initiative rooted in the way you want your home to look like to the public eye.
Surprise Garbage Bali
This can only be a public initiative because the task is too big for only few and also because it requires real skills and precise organisation.
Organising collection and disposal of beach garbage is not an easy job at all, and more than commitment and skills it requires a large amount of money .
It was a time when bringing the garbage to the sea by irrigation did not present a real threat to public heath because of its bio-recycling nature and its low quantity , however this cannot not possibly continue much longer due to the very nature and quantity of the rubbish composed now of hundreds of tons of plastic,
Surprise Garbage Bali
At this point for the beaches in Bali like in many other places in the world, only time, money and strong political commitment is needed to solve this crucial issue and I believe that within 5 years a lot can be accomplished starting with education campaign for everyone concerned with Bali’s future’s health.
Again Men can accomplish marvels together , and yet again at this time the common goal seems to elude them once more . What are they waiting for then ??. Let’s hope not too long for the sake of the most unique island in the world.