The lonely beach was once considered a place of longing. Today the experienced tourist knows: Whether in Bali, in Spain or in Oman, it is often nicer at the Hotel Beach. Where there are paying guests, the postcard idyll is carefully cleared of rubbish. This rarely happens on a deserted beach.
That the world suffers from a waste problem can no longer be denied. And often it is the cheap disposable plastic from bottles and bags that causes mountains of rubbish to grow and pollutes nature. In the meantime, more and more countries are restricting the use of single-use plastic, such as the EU since 2021, Chile since the beginning of 2022 or India from July 2022.
And now the world is even moving together: In March, the United Nations Environment Assembly unanimously to develop a global agreement against plastic waste. It should take the entire life cycle into account and become legally binding in 2024 - at least in the long term, the secluded beaches could become attractive again.
Read right here a corporAID article about the Alliance to end plastic waste and about a successful project in Indonesia.