The Enemy 'Plastic' Project
Made from the village has taken over co ordinating this project.
Bali Mountain Retreat, Sarinbuana Eco Lodge
and Bali Ecostay has joined forces to help clean up the plastic rubbish from Sarinbuana, Biyahan, Gempinis and Kanciano on the mountain in Tabanan.
Action is stronger than words.
BMR and Sarinbuana Ecolodge talked about their plan to clean up the village with some locals.
Certain systems and some capital was needed for the purchase of Bins and the ongoing collection of the plastic, bottles and cans and subsequent delivery to a recycling center in Tabanan.
This has now been improved with the distribution of bags for the rubbish which are then emptied into a truck hired to take the rubbish to the recycling centre in Tabanan once a month.
On the 23rd August 2009, all the staff at BMR as well as the owners, children and guests , all went to the village and cleaned the major walkways and roads of plastic. This action surprised many locals who were confused , why were western people cleaning their village. this was a great opportunity to explain to locals the danger of burning plastic and then place the bins at strategic places in the village.
Made is holding meetings with the school and community in an effort to educate them to the dangers of burning the plastic or burying the plastic in a farming area.
We have all noticed the huge difference in the village, the streets are clean and hopefully the locals will feel a sense of pride in the villages concerned.