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WAR IS DECLARED ON PLASTIC IN BALI BY 4OCEANS

A wonderful initiative was taken 2 years ago by 2 young surfers Alex and Andrew who decided to found 4OCEANS. In less than 2 years they have been able to create a fleet of boats and trucks aimed at collecting the rubbish everywhere around the island. Easy to recognise on the beach with their blue clothes, 4OCEANS volunteers do clean the beach between Medewi and Dajuma twice a week, hence completing what our own staff is doing every day. We can help them growing by buying on line a nice bracelet http://www.4ocean.com.
Thank you so much Alex and Andrew for your initiative!

WORLD CLEAN UP DAY

As waste management is progressing in Bali, Puri Dajuma took the opportunity to be an actor in Jembrana regency on the occasion of last Saturday’s worldwide “Clean Up Day”.
Located just after the well known Medewi surf break, Yeh Sumbul’s large beach was the place chosen for this event.
Here gathered in a friendly atmosphere, villagers, hotels employees from Pekutatan and Medewi, guests, students and teachers from the Junior High school. After they added pieces of garbage on several heaps, the participants had some food and beverage while listening the speeches from the authorities about the sense of this great day.
On the picture the Dajuma team wears its large specific juter bags made on purpose to replace plastic bags.
Thanks to our 8 pillars eco-policy (http://www.dajuma.com/#eco-resort) we do our utmost to limit our impact on our exceptional environment. But, to be honest, it is not always easy because so many wrappings made of plastic are still in use in the daily life of Balinese. It is particularly true for straws: we already exchanged them for bamboo straws some years ago. Every friday, our staff also cleans all around the resort involving as much as possible the villages’ young generations. But there is still a long way to go…

BALI ECO STAY – BOOKGREENER MEETING

Last month took place the gathering of the members of Bookgreener network in the beautiful place of Bali Eco Stay. Warmly welcome by its owner John and Alex founder of Bookgreener, 30 representatives of various eco-resorts and hotels in Bali were happy to meet and share experiences in terms of sustainable development practices. Created in 2014 by Alex Tsuk, Bookgreener is aimed at fostering sustainable practices in the accomodation industry. And the least we can say is that this noble goal has been more than achieved in less than 2 years with a lot of eco-friendly practices spread around the members of Bookgreener such as the recycling of plastic, the Bali refill program to save water, organic food and many other things. We are really happy and proud to be part of this original initiative. Thank you Alex and John!
On the picture, presentation of  the vegetable organic garden by John (in the middle).

COMPOSTING AT DAJUMA

As part of our eco-policy, composting is a must! By the action of bacteria and other micro-organisms over a period of time, we can eliminate 80% of the waste generated by our kitchens and the maintenance of our gardens. Many types of organic matter such as leaves, fruit and vegetable peelings, animal residues contribute to making a good compost. The end of the process after 3 to 6 weeks is very different from the original materials. It is dark brown, crumbly with a pleasant smell and used to fertilize the garden. But making compost in tropical areas is not so easy. After having carefully studied the possibilities, our gardeners team decided to go ahead by installing a compost area which is now fully operational since the beginning of June. We hope that this experience will generate many other similar installations in the village and beyond. Well done guys!