By: I Gede Wahyu Dani Dharmawan (ESG Coord – FINNS Bali)
July 2023 marks an important milestone in the global movement to protect our beautiful beaches and oceans. With increasing awareness of the dire consequences of beach pollution, communities, organizations, and governments worldwide have come together to take action. This article highlights some of the remarkable beach cleaning initiatives undertaken by FINNS Bali in July 2023, demonstrating how collective efforts are making a positive impact.
Beach pollution has become a pressing concern, with plastic waste, marine debris, and other pollutants wreaking havoc on marine life and ecosystems. As the summer months draw more visitors to beaches worldwide, the urgency to maintain pristine coastlines becomes evident. Beach cleaning in July is not just about tidying up the shores for tourists but a conscious effort to protect the environment and create a healthier habitat for marine organisms.
FINNS Bali organizes a weekly beach cleaning event every Friday, engaging the internal staff from FINNS Recreation Club and FINNS Beach Club. The cleanup begins at 7:00 a.m. and lasts for around an hour. During our beach cleaning in July, the biggest waste contributor was non-organic waste, totaling 33.47kg, followed by organic waste totaling 20.42kg.
The collective efforts put forth by FINNS Bali in beach cleaning initiatives goes to show our commitment to combat beach pollution and preserve the natural beauty of our oceans.
While our efforts are commendable, the fight against beach pollution is far from over. It requires education and sustained efforts from governments, organizations, and individuals worldwide to reduce plastic usage, improve waste management, and prioritize the health of our oceans.
As we move forward, let us draw inspiration from the successes of this year and continue to work together in our mission to ensure clean and thriving beaches for generations to come. By doing so, we safeguard not only the beauty of our shores but also the biodiversity and balance of our global ecosystem.