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Shoring Up Baliís Shorelines

Bali Hotels Association Joins International Coastal Cleanup Campaign

(9/27/2013) 

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The Bali Hotels Association (BHA), working together with its member hotel Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali, undertook a beach cleanup on Saturday, September 21, 2013, joining the International Coastal Cleanup.

BHA members together with Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali, Rotary Club Seminyak, media representatives and a numbers of local schools gathered at 7:00 am to clean the beach for one hour. The "Green Army" covered a distance of 2 kilometers picking up all rubbish comprised plastic bags, containers, cutlery, cans, cigarettes and household waste as well as abandoned shoes and fishing debris.

In all, some 7,565 individual pieces of trash were collected weighing nearly 150 kilograms were hauled away.

International Coastal Cleanup is an international movement is a worldwide movement organized under Ocean Conservancy that seeks to empower citizens to work together on behalf of the oceans and precious coastal areas.

"Bali Hotel Associations is extremely proud to take part in this eco-friendly initiative. It is directly in line with our objective, which is to continuously strive to find ways to support programs that protect the environment," said Alessandro Migliore, Chairman of the Bali Hotels Association.

“We hope that our actions will encourage locals and tourists alike to take note and assume responsibility for the daily consumption of one-time products that effectively contribute to the ocean trash problem. We would very much like to start a ripple effect that gets everyone thinking about this issue,” Alessandro added.
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The International Coastal Cleaning Campaign involved members of BHA; Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa, Anantara Vacation Club Seminyak Bali, The Oberoi Bali, The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali, The Breezes Bali Resort & Spa, Harris Resort Kuta Beach – Bali, SDN 1Seminyak, SDN 2 Seminyak, and Rotary Club Seminyak.

Other members of BHA, including Grand Nikko Bali, Mercure Bali Nusa Dua, Maya Ubud Resort & Spa and Aerowisata Sanur Beach Hotel –Bali conducted beach clean ups at different areas of the Island.
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Bali Hotels Association is a professional group of star rated hotels and resorts in Bali. Members include general managers from more than 100 hotels and resorts representing over 15,000 hotel rooms and almost 30,000 employees in the tourism sector.

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