Bali: New Waste Processing Facility

End of July, the ground-breaking for a new waste processing facility took place. It is a partnership between Project STOP, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and the Jembrana Regency in Northwest Bali.

According to the information, the facility is the regency’s first-ever solid waste management service that would benefit as many as 150,000 residents, and – as sustainable full waste management and recycling system – create new jobs. The facility, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year, will be equipped with sorting and waste processing systems, residue handling equipment and other supporting facilities to manage and recycle both organic and non-organic waste from households and businesses. “Waste management is a priority during the Covid-19 pandemic. Waste services for the community must continue to run to create a clean and healthy environment,” I Wayan Sudiarta, head of Jembrana’s Environmental Office, was quoted. Launched in 2017 by Borealis (a provider of solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals, fertilizers and melamine) and SYSTEMIQ, Project STOP (Stop Ocean Plastics) – supported by industry and government partners – works with cities to create effective waste management systems that eliminate plastics leakage into the ocean and creates circular systems in Southeast Asia. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is an international nonprofit organization partnering with government, environmental and economic development NGOs and communities around the world to address the challenge to end plastic waste in the environment.

(GR32020, Page 17, Photo: Alliance to End Plastic Waste)