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Ayana Bali joins plastic bag campaign


Published on Jul 10, 2013

The 950 staff at the Ayana Resort & Spa in Bali have joined an island-wide drive aimed at reducing the use of plastic bags.

All employees have been encouraged to ban plastic bags in their households, as part of an environmental partnership with anti-plastic campaigners, Tas Pasar.

The campaign’s founders, David and Ellie Eagles, made a presentation to Ayana’s employees recently about the impact plastic bags have on the Bali ecosystem. They also distributed 1,000 free reusable shopping bags to staff, and Ayana has placed posters and reusable bags in its employee canteen and lockers to drive home the message.

“Our data shows there are 2.8 billion plastic bags distributed in Bali every year, resulting in 1.5 million tonnes of rubbish which we often see end up in our oceans,” said David Eagles. “So we make reusable bags out of spunbond non-woven fabric and donate them to small village shops and traditional markets to encourage vendors to give them to their customers instead of plastic.

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