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Plastic Bags to Leave Denpasar for Good

Plastic is one material that is considered difficult to decompose. Normally, plastic items can take up to 1000 years to decompose in landfills.

According to data from Indonesia Aromatic and Plastic Industry Association (INAPLAS) and Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS), Indonesia ranked second as the largest contributor to plastic waste in the world in 2018. 64 million tons per year of plastic waste produced by Indonesia.

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Palu Earthquake and Tsunami

Palu Earthquake and Tsunami 2018

A 7.4 SR earthquake hit Donggala City, Central Sulawesi on Friday (28/9) evening. By Indonesian Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), this disaster was categorized as shallow earthquake and was potentially followed by tsunami. Three minutes after the earthquake, 1.5 to 3 meters height tsunami swept Palu, Donggala and Mamuju City to hundred meters. This destroyed all of the buildings, broke the telecommunication network, shut the electricity, and, based on report by Head of Indonesian Information Data and Public Relation Center (BNPB) on Sunday (30/9), killed 832 and injured 799 people.

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Bali to be Host of IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting 2018

IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting 2018

As the agreement signed the in 2015 annual meeting in Peru, the IMF along with World Bank selected and agreed to stage its 2018 Conference on the entrancing island of Bali, Indonesia. This international event will take place at Nusa Dua on 8-14 October 2018. This is an annual conference meeting to discuss the work on global financial and economic issues, including global economic outlook, poverty eradication, and aid effectiveness. Every year, the IMF and World Bank hold their annual meetings for two consecutive years in the USA and the third year in a member country.

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