Zondag 05/12/2021

Toeristische trekpleister op Bali is nu een zee van afval

This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors picking up trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.
The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus Saragih Beeld AFP
This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors picking up trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus SaragihBeeld AFP

Een surfparadijs, dat zijn palmbomen, rieten strandparasols, appelblauwzeegroen water en parelwitte stranden. Zeker geen vuilnisbelt, vol hopen plastic, aangespoeld uit zee. Toch is het de realiteit in Bali, waar het bekende Kuta Beach in niets meer te vergelijken valt met vroeger. De Indonesische autoriteiten hebben de noodsituatie uitgeroepen. De regering wil er alles aan doen om de toeristische trekpleisters en surfparadijzen van hun ondergang te redden, maar zelfs de grote middelen lijken niet veel zoden aan de de dijk te brengen. Dagelijks zijn liefst 700 poetsmannen en -vrouwen er in de weer. Ze rapen plastic en vullen de 35 vrachtwagens die op en aan rijden naar de dichtstbijgelegen vuilnisbelt - dagelijks goed voor 100 ton. Maar bij het krieken van de dag is van die grootschalige 'zwerfvuilactie' niets meer te merken.

This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors clearing trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.
The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus Saragih Beeld AFP
This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors clearing trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus SaragihBeeld AFP
This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors using heavy equipment to clear plastic trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.
The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus Saragih Beeld AFP
This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors using heavy equipment to clear plastic trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus SaragihBeeld AFP
This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors clearing trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.
The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus Saragih Beeld AFP
This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors clearing trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus SaragihBeeld AFP
This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors clearing trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.
The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus Saragih Beeld AFP
This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors clearing trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus SaragihBeeld AFP
A tourist stands between plastic rubbish at Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali on December 19, 2017.
The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus Saragih Beeld AFP
A tourist stands between plastic rubbish at Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali on December 19, 2017.The palm-fringed shoreline of Bali’s Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shores are being lost under a mountain of garbage. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH Indonesia-rubbish-Bali-environment,FEATURE by Bagus SaragihBeeld AFP
Workers wearing super hero costumes to attract tourists, sweep up garbage at Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia December 27, 2017 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Nyoman Budhiana via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT. Beeld REUTERS
Workers wearing super hero costumes to attract tourists, sweep up garbage at Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia December 27, 2017 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Nyoman Budhiana via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT.Beeld REUTERS
epaselect epa06391133 Piles of plastic debris brought in by strong waves on Kuta beach, Bali's best-known tourist destination, Indonesia, 15 December 2017.  EPA/MADE NAGI Beeld EPA
epaselect epa06391133 Piles of plastic debris brought in by strong waves on Kuta beach, Bali's best-known tourist destination, Indonesia, 15 December 2017. EPA/MADE NAGIBeeld EPA
epa06391135 People walk next to piles of plastic debris brought in by strong waves on Kuta beach, Bali's best-known tourist destination, Indonesia, 15 December 2017.  EPA/MADE NAGI Beeld EPA
epa06391135 People walk next to piles of plastic debris brought in by strong waves on Kuta beach, Bali's best-known tourist destination, Indonesia, 15 December 2017. EPA/MADE NAGIBeeld EPA
epa06391136 People walk next to piles of plastic debris brought in by strong waves on Kuta beach, Bali's best-known tourist destination, Indonesia, 15 December 2017.  EPA/MADE NAGI Beeld EPA
epa06391136 People walk next to piles of plastic debris brought in by strong waves on Kuta beach, Bali's best-known tourist destination, Indonesia, 15 December 2017. EPA/MADE NAGIBeeld EPA
epa06391132 People walk next to piles of plastic debris brought in by strong waves on Kuta beach, Bali's best-known tourist destination, Indonesia, 15 December 2017.  EPA/MADE NAGI Beeld EPA
epa06391132 People walk next to piles of plastic debris brought in by strong waves on Kuta beach, Bali's best-known tourist destination, Indonesia, 15 December 2017. EPA/MADE NAGIBeeld EPA
Workers use heavy equipment to clean up the rubbish and debris scattered along the beach to attach more tourists, after Mount Agung volcano has simmered down again, at the popular Kuta beach near Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 2, 2017.
Indonesia's Tourism Minister Arief Yahya warned earlier this week that Bali could lose up to 665 million USD in visitor-related revenue if Mount Agung's activity doesn't die down before the end of the year. / AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO Beeld AFP
Workers use heavy equipment to clean up the rubbish and debris scattered along the beach to attach more tourists, after Mount Agung volcano has simmered down again, at the popular Kuta beach near Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 2, 2017.Indonesia's Tourism Minister Arief Yahya warned earlier this week that Bali could lose up to 665 million USD in visitor-related revenue if Mount Agung's activity doesn't die down before the end of the year. / AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTOBeeld AFP

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