Communities Initiative Forum Result
Coastal Clean Up Initiative Bali Collaboration to Clean Up Plastic Waste in the River Estuary and Lembeng Beach
Gianyar – The Directorate of Coastal and Marine Environmental Damage Pollution Control and Regional Capacity Center For Clean Seas (RC3S) carried out the CCU (Coastal Clean-Up) activities on 3 - 5 December 2020 in Guwang Village and Lembeng Beach, Sukawati, Gianyar.
Gianyar is a regency in Bali which has a tourist destination which is famous for its diversity and natural beauty. One of the tourism potentials developed in Gianyar is Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang. The unique scenery offered by Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang has succeeded in attracting tourists to visit the place. The increase in tourist visits requires an increase in the development of natural beauty that is potential for tourist attractions. However, when the rainy season arrives, garbage comes from upstream to downstream making the natural beauty around Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang polluted.
This underlies that in the context of tackling marine debris originating from land-based activities, it is necessary to take action to handle marine debris which is carried out at the river estuary as a distributor of waste material, especially plastic waste from land-based activites. This action has previously been carried out by various communities in Bali.
On December 3, 2020, which is located in Guwang Village, the activity begins with a meeting with the community who has an agenda of regular activities in handling marine and river estuary pollution from garbage, especially plastic. The meeting was attended by Ir. Dida Migfar Ridha (Director of Pollution Control for Coastal and Marine Damage), I Nyoman Parta (community leader), Ni Nyoman Santi (representing the Head of P3E Bali & Nusra), I Made Dwi Arbani (representing the Head of DLH for Bali Province) and representatives of the Gianyar Environmental Services Agency. This activity was attended by several Hidden Canyon Communities such as the Bali Clean-up Community (NORMA), Preventing Plastic Into Ocean (PPITO), and representatives from Guwang Village.
Still in the same location, on December 4, 2020 cleaning activities were carried out at two points in the river basin which was attended by ± 100 people. To prevent the spread of Covid-19, participants were divided in two to spread at the two predetermined points of the area. This activity has also produced 191 kilogram of waste, the majority of which is plastic waste. The waste will later be managed by the residents to the waste bank.