Refill, Not Landfill: Tips for Plastic-Free Bali Getaway

Plastic bottles are undeniably a major environmental hazard. According to a 2017 article in The Guardian, approximately one million single-use plastic bottles are cracked open every minute all around the world. At the same time, based on a report by National Geographic, 90 percent of plastic bottles are not recycled. On top of that, Paper Water Bottle reported that 80 percent of the waste ends up in oceans and landfills.

In Bali, the government has officially banned single-use plastic products. While plastic bottles are not among the regulated products yet, companies and venues on the island are working to come up with alternatives, which is as hassle-free as plastic products but more eco-friendly. Within the scope of Sun Island Bali Goes Green initiatives, Sun Island Bali group also provides alternatives to plastic bottles as an attempt to make Bali a green island.

In this post, we will be sharing some tips for a convenient Bali getaway without plastic bottles.

1. Bring Your Own Tumbler

Bringing your own tumbler or bottle during your Bali holiday is never a bad idea. Some cafes and takeaway places allow customers to use their own tumbler. At Sun Island Bali properties, we provide refill stations available around the hotels or villas for our valued guests to use at any convenient time.

2. Always Resort to Refill

As mentioned above, Sun Island Bali provides refill stations around our hotels, villas, and suites. Moreover, we have also substituted in-room plastic bottles with refillable water jugs and provided drinking mugs. In our hotels, the refill stations are available in public areas; meanwhile, in our villas and suites, they are available inside the units.

3. Bring Personal Water Purifier

Some portable water purification systems are now available on the market. It’s handy, easy to use, and travel-friendly. The water purifier is not only useful for drinking water; it’s also useful when you need to brush your teeth, rinse your toothbrush, or wash vegetables and fruits.

4. Choose Anything but Plastic Bottle

When you are running out of option, you can resort to canned beverages. While most canned containers are single-use, the likeliness for them to get recycled is way higher than plastic bottles. In fact, 75% of aluminum that has been produced is still used up to this day, as FoodNetwork reported.

In the end, we assure you that traveling without plastic products can still be convenient. Here at Sun Island Bali, we maintain the highest commitment to environmental responsibility with Sun Island Bali Goes Green program. At this moment, we invite you to participate in our initiatives and help Bali becoming the world’s leading eco-friendly tourism destination.