Monthly Beach Cleanups to Create Awareness

Around 80% of all waste in the ocean comes from land and thus, from us consumers. Currently, Indonesia is number 2 in the list of most marine polluting countries in the world. Every year Indonesia produces 6.8 tons of plastic waste, of which 61% is not collected and disposed of safely, of which 40% ends up in the ocean.

R.O.L.E. Foundation organizes monthly beach cleanups in the south area of Bali. After cleaning the beaches, the collected waste is weighted and brought to the ZeroWaste Center, where it’s cleaned and separated according to the type of plastic and whether it can be recycled or not. The aim is to bring as least as possible to the landfill.

By doing beach cleanups, R.O.L.E. Foundation aims to create awareness about alternative ways of dealing with waste, so that the environment in Bali can be improved. We share this knowledge with local communities, local governments and beach cleaners.

kg of waste collected on beaches


Beach Cleanup at Sawangan Beach: Restoring Beauty and Promoting Environmental Awareness

Sawangan Beach, nestled between Hilton Hotel and Kempinski Hotel in Nusa Dua, is renowned for its natural beauty and mesmerizing sunrises. However, the recent influx of waste...

Making Waves for a Cleaner Kelan Beach: R.O.L.E. Foundation’s Cleanup Campaign

Kelan Beach was chosen as the venue for The Beach Cleanup Event on Friday, 14 April 2023. Recently, this beach received a bunch of waste that came out from the ocean and soiled...

Almost 400 kg of Waste was Collected in Two Hours!

Jimbaran Beach is a popular tourist destination in Bali known for its breathtaking sunset views and delicious seafood. However, underneath the beauty lies a growing problem – the beach is constantly bombarded with waste that washes up from the ocean, turning the coastal line into a dumping ground. The situation seems never-ending, with waste coming from other regions around Bali. But, a glimmer of hope shone when a Beach Cleanup was conducted in March 2023. The event was organized to raise awareness among the local community and tourists, to encourage them to care more about the waste problem in the area. In just two hours, a total of 377.8 kg of non-organic waste, including 92% of residues, were collected. Learn more about the campaign and how it can help preserve the environment for future generations.

Kedonganan Beach Cleanup: Taking Action for a Better Ocean and World

Kedonganan Beach, located near the I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Kuta, is a favorite destination for domestic and international tourists who come to Bali for a holiday. Despite...

Cleaning Jerman Beach in January 2023!

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Kedonganan Beach (Landfill) Cleanup!

R.O.L.E Foundation conducted Monthly Beach Cleanup of December at Kedonganan Beach. The former location of this event should be along the beach, however it changed to the illegal...

Kelan Beach Cleanup by R.O.L.E. Foundation

Kelan Beach was chosen to be the location where we conducted Beach Cleanup as a monthly program by R.O.L.E Foundation. With 28 people that consist of R.O.L.E Foundation staff and...

Geger Beach Cleanup by R.O.L.E. Foundation

The beach cleanup at Geger Beach was carried out by R.O.L.E. Foundation as part of our monthly program. A group of 31 individuals. It took 1.5 hours to clean up the beach, and...

Thank You Six Senses Uluwatu for Supporting our ZeroWaste Bazaar

ZeroWaste Bazaar is one of the environmental programs that was initiated during the pandemic in 2020 by R.O.L.E. Foundation. The initial purpose was to provide the local...

R.O.L.E. Foundation with Opolis Optics Clean Kelan Beach

The beach clean-up in Kelan Beach was carried out on September 30th, 2022, in partnership with Opolis Optics and the R.O.L.E. Foundation. With the help of 27 volunteers from...

Beach Cleanup Schedule

Friday, 14th April 2023

Location: Kelan Beach

What to bring: Your refillable water bottle, protection from the sun (sun glasses/hat/sunscreen), waste bag, and gloves.

What we provide: Waste transport to and waste separation & management at the ZeroWaste Center

Beach Cleanup Agenda:

  • Beach Cleanup (7 – 9 am)

Click here to join the WhatsApp group, where you will be informed about the next monthly beach cleanup and the 3-monthly ZeroWaste Bazaar.

Explanation ZeroWaste Bazaar (waste voucher program):

We are not only cleaning beaches, surrounding local community members (adults and children) in our area (Sawangan) weekly weekly bring their waste to the ZeroWaste Center in exchange for waste vouchers. Local schoolchildren actually pay for their English & Environment Class with this waste. By doing this, we show them that waste has value.

Once every 3 months we organize a Bazaar at the ZeroWaste Center, where the vouchers can be exchanged for rice, fruits and vegetables, snacks, school materials, and other products. Preloved clothes are also available, donations are very welcome.

You Can Play a ROLE!

Support the Beach Cleanup Program and make a worthy contribution to reducing the amount of non-organic waste ending up in landfills. For every $2 USD (around Rp. 28,000) we clean 1 kg of trash from the beach.

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