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Organization plans to install 100 trash booms to protect Bali's waterways

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Wed, November 20, 2019  /  03:08 pm
Organization plans to install 100 trash booms to protect Bali's waterways

Make a Change World is to install 100 trash booms around Bali. The first trash boom is being installed on the Yeh Poh River. (Make a Change World/File)

It is estimated that about 80 percent of plastic waste in the oceans comes from rivers and other streams. With that in mind, Make a Change World, a media organization that shares inspirational contents about sustainability, made a plan to install 100 trash booms in waterways around Bali under a project called Sungai Watch. Founded by brothers Sam and Gary Bencheghib, Make a Change World launched several environmental initiatives, including #PlasticBottleCitarum, when they spent two weeks cruising the world’s most polluted river on plastic-bottle canoes. This time, Sam and Gary, who grew up in Bali, decided to install the first trash boom on the Yeh Poh River two weeks ago.           View this post on Instagram                   ...