Recycling in Bali – Day 2: Making a living on the trash dump
People living on a dump. These Balinese collect plastic bottles and other stuff that can be sold for recycling. For a kilo of bottles, they get around 5 Euros. That's how recycling works on the island. It's a basic system but the only one that works. There are high-tech dumps elsewhere. But they're not working because nobody is able to maintain the machines. It seems to be the only way to get rid of all the garbage.
DateJanuary 12, 2011
Recycling in Bali – Day 1
Today was the first day of filming. We were looking for illegal dumps. We found one and the smell was overpowering. Even though it's probably not that old, the trash already fills a small valley. Around and on top of this dump live a few families. They collect plastic bottles to try and earn some money.
In the afternoon we went out to a black-sand beach. We needed the beautiful Bali images we were used to as a way to balance out the trash dump. It was perfect surfing weather. The beach was empty and quite amazing. Unfortunately there was no time for a dip in the water, because there is still a lot to do here. A lot to see, a lot to learn and a report to create.
DateJanuary 10, 2011