Indonesia ranks as the 2nd largest plastic polluter to the oceans after China.

On the island of Bali, it is predicted that only 4% of plastics are recycled.

A lot of this is due to the lack of waste management and recycling infrastructure. Although Indonesia has pledged to reduce 70% of plastic pollution it emits into the ocean by 2025, we are continuing to see an increase in illegal landfills that are piling up alongside rivers.

Our biggest emergency cleanups to date:

  • Badung Cleanup

    Date: December 2020
    Plastic Collected: 45,961 kg
    Number of volunteers: 250
    Days of Cleanup: 32

  • Dreamland Canal Cleanup

    Date: February 2021
    Plastic Collected: 1,501 kg
    Organics Collected: 200,000 kg
    Number of volunteers: over 150
    Days of Cleanup: 4

  • Denpasar Mangrove Cleanup

    Date: June 2021
    Plastic Collected: 75,087 kg
    Number of volunteers: over 350
    Days of Cleanup: 24

  • Bali's South West Coast

    Date: December 2021
    Plastic Collected: 29,896 kg
    Number of volunteers: over 200
    Days of Cleanup: 10


A lot of these illegal dumps are often located in more remote Bali, where there are no local waste management solutions. With heavy budget cuts on waste management due to COVID, plans to build local waste centers continually get pushed back.

We are working on a long term strategy to improve waste management starting in Bali.

The 911 for rivers

The map of emergency areas that have been reported through our hotline.

Help us identify all illegal landfills in Bali today!