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This upscale result in Bali joins global fight against plastic pollution

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali has joined the global fight against plastic pollution by hosting a major coastal clean-up and tree-planting event.

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Beat Plastic Pollution”, reflecting the crisis currently affecting the world’s oceans.

Joining this global fight, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali visited a local mangrove forest in southern Bali this month to remove plastic debris and plant new trees.

This activity was overseen by the resort’s General Manager, Horst Walther-Jones, who was joined by members of the resort’s management team and associates.

Together, they rolled up their sleeves to help revive this important coastal ecosystem.

Over the course of the activity, a large amount of plastic waste was collected from the forest and taken away in biodegradable non-plastic sacks.

The removal of this rubbish will help protect local marine life, including fish, reptiles and sea birds, which could swallow or become entangled in the waste.

Clearing the plastic pollution will also help young mangrove trees to grow, as part of the resort’s reforestation strategy.

200 mangrove saplings were then planted, which will eventually help to prevent shoreline erosion and allow wildlife to flourish.

“Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats facing the world today. At Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, we understand that we have a duty to help protect and preserve the environment. Bali’s fragile coastal ecosystem is under threat and it is our duty to step up and make a difference,” said Horst Walther-Jones.



 

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