Plastic waste lines Kuta beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock Plastic waste lines Kuta beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock
Plastic waste lines Kuta beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
Opinion

Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Bruised Bali faces a looming environmental crisis – and tourism is to blame

  • The Indonesian island was included in travel publisher Fodor’s list of destinations to avoid in 2020
  • Chinese and Australian arrival numbers beginning to drop off as a water shortage threatens Bali’s very survival

Plastic waste lines Kuta beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock Plastic waste lines Kuta beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock
Plastic waste lines Kuta beach, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock
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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.