Litter pollutes a beach in Sanur, on the Indonesian island of Bali. Studies have shown that plastic continues to emit harmful greenhouse gases as it enters waste management systems and waterways. Photo: Reuters Litter pollutes a beach in Sanur, on the Indonesian island of Bali. Studies have shown that plastic continues to emit harmful greenhouse gases as it enters waste management systems and waterways. Photo: Reuters
Litter pollutes a beach in Sanur, on the Indonesian island of Bali. Studies have shown that plastic continues to emit harmful greenhouse gases as it enters waste management systems and waterways. Photo: Reuters
Mercedes Hutton
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Bali is not an eco-tourism destination – but plans are in place to drastically reduce marine plastic pollution

  • A recent study found that more than half of the Indonesian island’s waste is burned or dumped in waterways and the ocean
  • The Bali Partnership has been established to address the issue, but it remains unclear how it will reduce ocean plastics by 70 per cent by 2025

Litter pollutes a beach in Sanur, on the Indonesian island of Bali. Studies have shown that plastic continues to emit harmful greenhouse gases as it enters waste management systems and waterways. Photo: Reuters Litter pollutes a beach in Sanur, on the Indonesian island of Bali. Studies have shown that plastic continues to emit harmful greenhouse gases as it enters waste management systems and waterways. Photo: Reuters
Litter pollutes a beach in Sanur, on the Indonesian island of Bali. Studies have shown that plastic continues to emit harmful greenhouse gases as it enters waste management systems and waterways. Photo: Reuters
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.