In Bali, young people lead the fight as a plastic plague threatens paradise
• The lack of a centralized waste management system in Bali, as in much of Indonesia, has led to most trash being dumped on land, rivers, and in the sea.
• Indonesia is the world’s No. 2 contributor to the plastic waste in the oceans, behind only China.
In Bali, the fight against plastic waste is being spearheaded by local organizations, communities and youth groups, who have already convinced the local government to ban single-use plastics.
• The groups are pushing for a greater role by the government, particularly to centralize the waste collection and processing system.