Posted by : Atlantis Team | Wednesday 3rd July 2019 | Discover Bali

How is our waste decomposed in nature?

Lots of waste and especially plastic waste are not biodegradable.
However, lots of waste are thrown into the wild. Even if it seems logical not to throw away its detritus, for lots of people the message is still far from being acquired.

Trash that ends up in the sea is often eaten by animals that live there, which can harm or even kill them. It is also a problem for us, humans.
We are at the top of the food chain, which means we end up eating OUR trash !
It also ruins the beauty of the sea, prevents tourists from coming back to these natural wonders, damages boats, and carries diseases. 

Fruit peel : 2 to 5 weeks

Cigarette butt : 1 to 5 weeks

Plastics bags : 10 to 20 years

Fishing nets : 30 to 40 years

Tin can : 50 years

Leather : 50 years

Soda Can ( Aluminium) : 80 to 100 years

Batteries : 100 years

Plastic bottle : 450 years

Diapers & Sanitary napkins : 500 years

PVC cards : 1 000 years

Glass bottle : 1 000 000 years

Have a look at our Eco page to see all Dune Atlantis Bali partners: https://www.atlantis-bali-diving.com/go-eco 

If you want to help to protect our planet , join us on the 5th of July 2019 for an Ocean and Beach clean up at Sanur beach ! :)