Segara Kerthi

Balinese: Sacred Ocean

Bali, Indonesia

Recovering plastic through this project protects Bali’s incredible natural ecosystems, creates entrepreneurship opportunities for local workers, and recycles plastic.

Project impact at a glance.

20,816,600

equivalent plastic bags
recovered to-date

104,083

kgs of plastic waste removed

139

waste workers provided with additional income

Project Segara Kerthi

Overview.

Recovering plastic through this project protects Bali’s incredible natural ecosystems, creates entrepreneurship opportunities for local workers, and recycles plastic.

Bali, Indonesia is well known as a tropical island haven for travellers. Part of the Coral Triangle, Bali’s seas have some of highest biodiversity of marine species in the world. However, in recent years, rising levels of plastic waste – in part driven by tourism – has led to turtles and manta rays swimming amongst plastic bags, while Bali’s streams, mangroves and beaches are filling up with waste. Indonesia is one of the top contributors to ocean plastic in the world.

Our project works with small-scale waste collectors to recover ocean-bound plastic bags. The project trains local waste aggregators through an innovative franchise model, creating new income opportunities and safer working conditions.

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Supporting these Sustainable Development Goals.

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