The Make a Change World team is back with their new project: Sungai Watch. This month they had an article in Reuters and a video on SCMP.
Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, has one of the longest coastlines in the world and is the second-biggest contributor to ocean plastics, according to a study in the journal Science.
“Growing up on the island of Bali, plastic is something you can no longer look (away) from,” said Benchegib, who founded the environmental group “Make A Change Bali” with siblings when he was only 14.
“We are picking up some plastic, on the beaches, on our rice fields even,” he said. “So Bali is really choking on plastic.”
Read the whole article here.
Then watch them in action:
An Indonesian environmental group in Bali, Make A Change World, started using ‘floating walls’ to clean local rivers. These barriers are made with wire and pipes that stop rubbish flowing from waterways into the sea.
More on their Instagram:
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We’re back in Bali and in full river mode piloting, testing, researching and setting up our first Desa project in @tibubenengvillage with our partners @plastic_fischer ! This is our #TrashBlock002 sponsored by @karmagawa that is already catching a lot of plastics placed just north of Jl. Pantai Berawa on a subak that clogs up the entire street. The government has strongly recommended for one to be deployed here. We cannot wait to see the impact it creates and bring you data in real time! 📷 @morriskoko