Never boring and never enough, W Bali – Seminyak once again went up and beyond to support the local community of Bali through their recent partnership with Sungai Watch. With a percentage of the proceeds from the hotel’s recent happenings in June, Go Local, the hotel was able to support Sungai Watch, a community river clean-up organization whose mission is to protect Bali’s waterways. On July 26th 2021, the support was brought to life with the creation and installation of a mini floater in a small local waterway in Pemogan village, Denpasar, a river that is heading directly towards the mangrove area in east Bali.
Developing and testing trash barriers to prevent plastic pollution from entering the ocean, together with their partnership with the Indonesian government, communities and companies, since August 2020 Sungai Watch have collected 650,000kg of trash. The barriers vary from a mini-floater, floater up to the walker which they have installed in 5 of Bali’s most polluted rivers including Sungai Yeh Sungi made up from 18 elements of the Walker, made it their biggest barrier installed, leading up to their goals to have 100 barriers in Bali this year!
Trash on each barrier will be collected daily, to then be separated based on their form. A very unique way of dealing with trash, Sungai Watch has managed to convert some of the trash collected into keychains, coaster placemats, and up to bigger items such as concrete blocks and other building materials.
For more information and to cast your support, find Sungai Watch on their Instagram @sungaiwatch or through their website https://makeachange.world/sungaiwatch