Beach pollution in Bali. Despite the year-old island-wide ban on single-use plastic, some businesses still use plastic bags to package goods customers buy. Photo: Alamy

Bali ban on single-use plastics widely ignored by small businesses on holiday island – ‘My customers expect plastic bags’

  • Island administration was first to impose such a ban in Indonesia, one of the world’s worst plastic polluters, with trash piling up on beaches and in waterways
  • While a seller of plastic bags, trays and straws reports a drop in sales, small businesses still use them, and only sanction they face is moral, not financial
Topic |   Environment

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Beach pollution in Bali. Despite the year-old island-wide ban on single-use plastic, some businesses still use plastic bags to package goods customers buy. Photo: Alamy
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