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20 / 10 / 2017
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Establishment of regulations to reduce plastic waste

Several villages in Bali have agreed to jointly manage plastic waste and clutter that fill the island and could destroy rice fields and farms by issuing a law "awig awig"(Law of customary village) against discharge of waste in public spaces.

Kerta village in Payangan, a few kilometers from Ubud, launched the Subak Amertis Nadi awig awig to regulate the management of plastic waste as well as organic and inorganic waste in the village. Wastes are discarded and strewn across the ground, including rivers, farmland, residential areas, traditional markets, water sources and even the temples of the village. By imposing strict regulations, people are expected to follow the rules or pay a fine of Rp 100,000 [U.S. $ 11] if they are caught littering in an area not designated in the village. The government of Bali has set an ambitious target to release Bali's from plastic garbage by the end of 2013.