How waste management works in Bali
Do you want to know what we have been working on lately?
Well, we have been busy searching for waste management providers that offer recycling services. We have been working with a group of local beach clubs and restaurants that have shown interest in recycling their waste and maybe even setting recycling bins for the public to use when leaving the beach.
Seams like an easy task right? Well, not in Indonesia… here there isn’t a public institution that deals with waste nor an infrastructure for it.
So we have started looking for private companies that provide waste management services in the hopes that they would also sort and recycle. Concretely the locations are Canggu and Seminyak.
The main company that works around here is Eco Bali Recycling, everyone we have talked to recommended them to us. So we visited their offices and scheduled a meeting for them to give us a quotation for one of the beach clubs as the other two locations are out of their area. At the visit we also found out that they provide their services to individuals and businesses; they set 3 different bins (plastic, paper and glass), they pick up the trash, sort it and send it to Java to a recycling plant.
Another interesting initiative we found that provides waste pick up services is Kono Green Living, they collect waste and turn it into new items that they sell on their website around Ubud.
At the moment, we are waiting for Eco Bali Recycling’s quote. But they were only able to visit one of the beach clubs we are working with, we are still on the lookout for someone that can collect waste and recycle it in the area of Seminyak.
Wish us luck!