Chris Spiegl

Currently in Unknown

A New Country, Island, and Vibe! Waste and Plastic in Bali 🇮🇩

KW 13 March 2018

The Tim Ferriss Show 🎧, Unsplash Photos 📷 by Me, and Eminems 🎤 Music.

It’s already been 7 days since I landed on this island called Bali. It’s been interesting, to say the least. It’s interesting to see what all the hype is about. What Bali means for so many. What we see in the pictures and what we see once we arrive.

It got me thinking: how many times have I gone somewhere expecting the most amazing beach, and then it smelled funny, had trash everywhere, and I really did not feel inspired to get into the water. Weirdly everybody around seems to be in a bubble, not seeing any of the trash. That’s what I experienced when we reached the first beach around Denpasar.

It reminded me of the issues with plastic. How important it is to not just think about zero waste. And it also brings up the question if the people who spend their time in those beach hotels actually enjoy their vacation 🙈 with plastic right in front.

I’m here for many more weeks, and I will report back what else Bali has to offer. There are a couple locations that I really want to see and hikes I’d love to explore. I’ll keep you posted.

Enjoy the new week, go out, explore, and maybe decline the next plastic straw you are offered (or carry a bag, so you don’t need the plastic bag in the next store).

Cheers, and let’s dive into the stuff I watched, published, am listening to, and do… enjoy.