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Sharing Ecological Knowledge

The ZeroWaste Center is an environmental skills center run by R.O.L.E. Foundation. It’s purpose is to share environmental knowledge & waste management training for local governments, businesses, communities and people, so that they can apply it into their working surroundings and their daily lives. By doing so, the local environment will be improved and the amount of waste ending up in rivers and oceans, or going to landfill will be reduced.

Why We Need to Act

Indonesia is the 2nd BIGGEST POLLUTER IN THE WORLD. Every day, Indonesia produces 130,000 tons of solid and liquid waste. Approximately 50% of this reaches the landfill. The rest is either burned or illegally dumped and bleeds into the ocean. This massive volume of waste entering our oceans and skies threatens any chance of a sustainable future.

WASTE HANDLING – Collected waste in Bali ends up at landfills. Organic and non-organic waste isn’t seperated.

Organic waste (65-80%) in landfills produces methane gas, which contributes 23 times more to global warming than CO2.

GOVERNANCE IN BALI – Most of the 280 councils (Desa) and 850 sub-councils (Banjar) of Bali have few skill sets and knowledge about professional waste management.

There are few exceptions, of course, but this story is very similar across the Archipelago.

LOCAL COMMUNITIES – As there is no waste management system in place, people throw their waste in dry river beds or burn it.

If rubbish bins and collection services would be available, 90% of the people would use them.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH – In the Indonesian schooling system there’s little education about the environment. 

A change of mindset on waste management is needed, and the best place to start growing awareness is among the young generation. 

R.O.L.E. Foundation’s ZeroWaste Programs

ZeroWaste Training

We train companies in Bali and people from the local communities. The purpose of the ZeroWaste Training is to educate people how to safely separate waste, so that each type becomes more valuable as either recycled or upcycled material. 

Kids Environmental Classroom

We teach kids aged 9-15 from public schools in South Kuta to apply environmental principles by examining local problems and finding solutions. The aim is to develop longer-term thinking, so they become more aware of their environmental impact in their communities. 

ZeroWaste Soap

R.O.L.E. Foundation up-cycles used soaps from hotels. Women from the local villages are trained and employed to produce it. The up-cycled soaps are distributed to those in need. As a business in the Bali’s hospitality industry, you can join the ZeroWaste Soap program. 

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Part of my body!

As eager as ever, the children of Sawangan are back at ZeroWaste Center to learn about English and also the environment. This week's study topic is “Part of My Body” for...

The 6 R’s of Sustainability: REFUSE (blog 3/7)

REFUSE means trying to refuse waste coming into your household. In a series of 7 blogs, the 6 R’s of Sustainability (Review, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink your...

World‌ ‌Cleanup‌ ‌Day:‌ ‌Beach‌ ‌Cleanup,‌ ‌Bazaar‌ ‌&‌ ‌Exchange‌ ‌waste‌ ‌for‌ ‌products‌

To celebrate World Cleanup Day, the ZeroWaste Center is organizing a beach cleanup and a bazaar on 18 September 2021. During the bazaar, people from the surrounding local...

The 6 R’s of Sustainability: REVIEW (blog 2/7)

R.O.L.E. Foundation practices 6 R’s of Sustainability to reduce the amount of waste we are producing: Review, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink your Residue. In a...

Sawangan Village Cleanup

On Monday 9 August 2021, R.O.L.E Foundation held a cleanup activity in Sawangan village. We chose this as an alternative to the monthly beach cleanup to respect the PPKM...

The 6 R’s of Sustainability: Introduction

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Plastic waste in Indonesia during the pandemic

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Plastics Waste Facts in Indonesia

Indonesia currently produces 6.8 million tons of plastic waste per year, with only about 10% of it ending up in recycling centers. Only 2% of this collected plastic waste can be...

Plastic Free July

Every year in July, Plastic Free July offers a personal challenge for people to decrease the amount of single-use plastic they are using in their daily lives. This personal...

The ZeroWaste Center is Temporarily Closed Due to Emergency COVID-19 Restriction

Responding to the implementation of emergency public activity restrictions policy (PPKM) in the Bali and Java area from 3rd to 20th of July, the ZeroWaste Center is temporarily...

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