- Posted January 23, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Monsoonal Rubbish Hits Bali
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
The annual monsoon in Bali, Indonesia has brought tons and tons of rubbish to the shores of Legian and Kuta beaches.
The rubbish comes from the rivers and lakes of Java, the next Indonesian Island to the west, where people dump their rubbish into the rivers. When the monsoon arrives with heavy rains it flushes the rubbish down stream to the sea where the strong winds and currents push it onto the beaches of Bali.
A massive effort from Balinese officials attempts to clean the beach during the morning, but more rubbish washes up throughout the day.
The rubbish appears along the beaches of Bali from January to March and can be many feet deep at times. Many different plastics wash ashore and beaches have to be cleaned daily.
Video of the beach looking great in August 2013 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bdANq4aFes
Video of the Rubbish along the shoreline - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8K-9LsmBGE