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Bali Plastic Bags Ban

Bali Plastic Bags Ban

Denpasar just introduced a new prohibition of plastic bags, Styrofoam and plastic straws in supermarkets, convenience stores and shopping centres.

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The UN Environment Program estimates that 8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped in the oceans each year. Over 60% of this which generated by China, Indonesia, the...
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Bambu Indah

Bambu Indah

A radically distinctive boutique hotel in Ubud, unique luxury experience in a lush natural environment. Dense tropical jungle and river pools.

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Bali is at the heart of the Indonesian archipelago stretching 150km wide and 80km from north to south. Its unique variant of Hinduism influences every aspect of island culture, from...
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Asbestos

Asbestos

This dangerous material, made forbidden in western countries more than 30 years ago, is still used everywhere in Indonesia.

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The danger of using asbestos roofs for people is big. Exposition to asbestos dust leads to mesothelioma cancer. Made illegal in western countries more than 30 years ago, asbestos is still...
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Microplastic In Your Salt

Microplastic In Your Salt

Planet or plastic? Salt produced in Indonesia, using the ancient technique of evaporating seawater contains lots of microplastics.

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Of 39 salt brands tested, 36 had microplastics in them, according to a new analysis by researchers in South Korea and Greenpeace East Asia. Studies show that there is far...
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Bali Solar Energy

Bali Solar Energy

PLN, Indonesia electricity company, plans to generate 50 MW of renewable electricity in 2021 from two solar powered plants in Bali.

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The Government's has promised alignment to the Paris Agreement and plans to reach a target of 25% renewable energy within 2025. Two privately built solar power plants in Bali are expected...
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Cool Reclaimed Wood Lamps

Cool Reclaimed Wood Lamps

Get some cool design lamps. They claim these lamps are made of up-cycled wood. Old timber turned into great furniture pieces. Really?!

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Yo, these guys from Surabaya, in East Java, make some really cool design lamps. The human shape is totally moveable, and can be twisted into many funny shapes. They claim it's from...
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Bali Wave Energy Park

Bali Wave Energy Park

Wello will build a 10 MegaWatts Wave Energy Park in Nusa Penida an island close to Bali.

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Currently more than 60% of the worlds electricity is produced with fossil fuels. With 75% of the earth’s surface being covered by water, the huge clean, continues energy production...
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Stop Alien Species

Stop Alien Species

At recent ASEAN meeting Indonesia pushed the need to combat invasive alien species.

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At recent ASEAN meeting in Canada, Indonesia, represented by Dr. Gono Semiadi of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), stressed that the key to prevent spread of alien species is a...
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Indonesian Reclaimed Wood

Indonesian Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed timber is trendy now! Check out this smart way to up-cycle old wood turning it into furniture.

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Rest easy, feel good, you are sitting on a reclaimed timber chair! In the last few years in Indonesia and specially in Bali, we have seen a big boom in furniture made from reclaimed wood....
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Bali Water Protection

Bali Water Protection

This project calls on Bali’s leadership and responsibility to address the island’s diminishing water table and rapidly dropping levels of freshwater availability.

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We are pumping the ground water dry and we must act now to avoid permanent damage. Bali is on the verge of an environmental catastrophe. Groundwater reserves in Bali are at around 20%...
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Evoware Not Plastic

Evoware Not Plastic

A seaweed based eco-friendly alternative to food-grade plastic. And you can eat it.

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Plastic pollution is a global problem in our modern society, a worldwide threat to the environment, flora and fauna. A major part of that pollution comes from our habits, and take-away...
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Zooming In On Biodiversity

Zooming In On Biodiversity

An ASEAN wide photo contest capturing the richness of biological resources in the region.

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Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. These forms of life include microorganisms, fungi, plants, and animals, including the communities that they form and the habitats in which...
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ASEAN Against Plastic Pollution

ASEAN Against Plastic Pollution

A"SEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) joins the movement against the use of plastics, supports the initiatives in banning plastic use."

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Every year, the world produces around five trillion plastic bags. That is about 700 bags per person. Utilized for just a few minutes, take centuries to decompose. These wastes pile up in...
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Bamboo Bicycles

Bamboo Bicycles

Making bikes out of bamboo is actually not all that crazy. East Bali bamboo bikes manufacture them locally.

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The crazy idea of making bikes out of bamboo is actually not all that crazy. It has excellent vibration dampening effects, noticeable on bumpy roads. And producing them means almost zero...
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Gringgo Smarter Waste Collection

Gringgo Smarter Waste Collection

B"orn in Bali this platform for recycling is tackling the trash problem head on."

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In many places around the world, trash is a big problem and recycling is not easy, so people don't recycle. Gringgo make it easy. Gringgo was initially created as a platform for recycling...
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Artotel Bamboo

Artotel Bamboo

Luxury meets sustainability. Looking good with excellent bamboo architecture in Sanur, Bali.

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With a state of the art brand new bamboo construction, Artotel Beach Club in Sanur, Bali brings vibrancy and color to the island's south east. Artotel, State of the art brand new bamboo...
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Plastic Roads

Plastic Roads

Indonesia tried plastic and rubber tires waste for road asphalt. A clever way to reduce plastic pollution.

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Indonesia began to use plastic and rubber tires waste or a mixture of both for the asphalt material of the highway. The Research and Development Agency at the Ministry of Public Works and...
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Trash Hero

Trash Hero

This global phenomena is growing bigger. And it's happening in Bali too.

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So you like to talk trash huh? The Trash Hero movement is a global phenomena and is growing bigger. They educate and act. In Bali too, people are taking it in their own hands. It's Sunday...
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Eco Bali

Eco Bali

An affordable recycling service for homes and business.

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Eco Bali invented a two bin system. One red bin for all non-organic waste like glass, metal and plastic and one green bin for paper. They provide the bags and collect your waste as often...
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Green School Bali

Green School Bali

Architectural wonder to educate for sustainability.

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Founded and conceived by John and Cynthia Hardy in 2006, Green School opened in 2008 with 90 students and a tailor-made campus that emerged from the jungle and rice fields. Since then it...
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Bamboo Buildings In Bali

Bamboo Buildings In Bali

Bamboo is booming here, showing excellent examples of a sustainable way to build.

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The Indonesian island of Bali is witnessing a new trend. Bamboo building, emblem of sustainable construction, are replacing concrete and steel. Buildings had use bamboo for centuries. It...
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Biodegradable Indonesian Plastic

Biodegradable Indonesian Plastic

Avani’s cassava-based biodegradable bags and products are solutions to the worldwide plastic problem.

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Avani’s cassava-based biodegradable bags are a solution to mitigate this horrible worldwide epidemic. Made from polylactic acid (PLA) or corn starch, Avani PLA products will...
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Racing To Clean

Racing To Clean

Volcom Indonesia offers an example of responsible action, the Red Bag race.

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From the great mind of Ketut "King Kong" Kasih, owner of Volcom Indonesia. The red bag race is a competition to collect trash. It takes place during surf contests organized by...
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Eco Regions Indonesia

Eco Regions Indonesia

The Eco Region approach aspire to be a game changer for large scale green development.

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The plan is to create Southeast Asia’s no. 1 green destination and attract the world's most engaged green partners and most passionate eco-tourists. Along the Alas Strait, between Lombok...
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Xiaomi Electric Scooter

Xiaomi Electric Scooter

This convenient foldable scooter in now available in Indonesia

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XIAOMI Mijia 365 Features The electric scooter comes with a dual-brake system. The front wheel has E-ABS anti-lock system, while the rear wheel uses mechanical disk brake. The braking...
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Charging Stations cComing

Charging Stations cComing

Indonesia state electricity company is developing stations in Lombok and Sumbawa.

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State electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) is developing General Electricity Provider Stations (SPLU) in several locations in NTB, including...
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Byebye Plastic Bags

Byebye Plastic Bags

Youth Driven Change to get the people of Bali to say no to plastic bags.

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Byebye plastic bags is an initiative from children to force all the people to say no to plastic bags, because of the enormous environmental pollution they cause. It was invented of two...
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Zero Electric Motorcycles

Zero Electric Motorcycles

Garansindo brings Zero superbikes to Indonesia. Serious riding.

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Zero S Imagine instant torque and power from a standstill. Imagine smooth acceleration as you throttle out of turns. Then, imagine never needing to stop at a gas station or being...
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SOS From The Deep

SOS From The Deep

CTC provides education and training to make sure that marine protected areas!

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Coral Reefs need our help now! More than 27% of the world’s coral reefs are already lost. If we don’t do anything about it, almost all of our coral reefs will be gone by 2050 and there...
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Bamboo Straws

Bamboo Straws

Suck it up consciously.

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When you really need a straw to be able to enjoy your drink, let it be environment-friendly. These bamboo straws are locally made in Bali. You can safely throw them away in the organic...
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Up-cycled Glass

Up-cycled Glass

Use recycled glass and bottles to make lamp and serve water to customers.

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A clever way to limit the use of plastic bottles is serving water in up-cycled bottle and glasses. These technique adopted by Warung Santai in Sanur Bali has permitted them to completely...
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Honda Electric Cub

Honda Electric Cub

Soon available in Indonesia the retro looking scooter with revolutionary features.

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The new Honda EV-Cub is definitely an eyebrow raiser. Two electric motors, one in the front, the other in the back. Sure this is unique. I only know of a few electric bikes that have that...
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Indonesian Waste Platform

Indonesian Waste Platform

Hub promoting and facilitating cross-sector collaborations for solutions on the waste problems in Indonesia.

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Indonesian Waste Platform is a hub – promoting and facilitating cross-sector collaborations for solutions on the waste problems in Indonesia. "Every individual and organisation has a...
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Green Walls

Green Walls

Absorb pollution, offer cooling shade and cost much less than any other walls.

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Green walls are not only visually pleasant, but naturally absorb CO2 and other pollutants thus cleaning the air. Green walls, also called living walls, include a vertically applied growth...
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Maya Green Roof

Maya Green Roof

Luxury meets efficiency. Cutting energy bill and looking good in Sanur, Bali.

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Designed by award-winning architect, Budiman Hendropurnomo of Denton Corker Marshall, Maya Sanur Resort feature an innovative design that elevates aesthetics to exciting new heights....
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