Fighting The War On Plastic With Finns
Every Friday morning a sea of white t-shirts storms the sandy beaches of Bali. The modern day soldiers are here to do one thing – fight the war against plastic. These unsung heroes are none other the team and community behind Finns Beach Club.
Why would one spend their Friday morning picking up bottles, containers and other junk people have left behind on the beach?
Sea creatures are said to mistake plastic bags for jellyfish or other forms of food, in turn, consuming copious amounts of the indigestible plastic. In the last week alone, a sea turtle was found dead in Indonesia with plastic waste found in its stomach and hanging from its remains, according to environmental activists. Last month a sperm whale was found dead in a national park with almost six kilograms of plastic waste in its stomach.
According to a study published in the Science Journal in January, Indonesia, an archipelago of 260 million people, is the world’s second-largest plastic polluter after China. Producing 3.2 million tons of mismanaged plastic waste a year, of which 1.29 million tons ends up in the ocean.
With that said, the next time you’re wondering what to do on a Friday morning, help out the team at Finns Beach Club by lending a hand down at the beach. From 7am, Finns trawl the beach for rubbish, picking up whatever they can to help minimise the damage we’re all doing to the earth.
Let’s all do our part to make Bali clean 💙🌏
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