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Superheroes Land on Baliís Kuta Beach to Assist in Shoreline Clean Up


Bali News: Kuta Beach, Bali, Trash, Clean Up, Putu Eka Mertawan, Superheroes, Santa Claus
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(12/29/2017)

The Public Parks and Hygiene Department of Bali’s Badung Regency has adopted a unique way to clean debris from the shoreline in Kuta, Nine of the beach cleaning crew appeared on the beach on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, dressed in seven superhero costumes and one Santa Claus outfit. 
 
As reported by Bertiabali.com, the superheroes comprising Superman, Batman, Spiderman and others joined 400 other beach cleaners and a range of heavy equipment that gather each morning to remove the rubbish brought to the shore each night by the prevailing westerly winds. 
 
Santa Claus, lacking his reindeer that the morning, was seen driving a front-end loader moving trash heaps from the shore to waiting dump trucks.  
 
The head of the Environmental and Hygiene Department for Badung Regency, I Putu Eka Mertawan, said de decided to have selected cleaners report for work in Superhero and Santa costumes to entertain Island visitors and raise the visibility of the ongoing war on trash washing up on Kuta’s beaches. 
 
Mertawan said the seasonal westerly winds from October to April bring great quantities of flotsam and jetsam to Bali’s western shores. 
 
As a result, large teams from Badung Environmental Tram (DLHK) remove 125 tons of trash each day from Kuta and Kedonganan Beaches. 
 


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