Sharing Ecological Knowledge

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Sharing Ecological Knowledge

The ZeroWaste Center is an environmental skills center run by R.O.L.E. Foundation. Its purpose is to share ecological 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 Specialist 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. 

Beach Cleanups

Every month, we do a beach cleanup in south Bali. The collected waste is weighted and brought to the ZeroWaste Center for further separation.

The aim is to bring as least as possible to the landfill, and raise awareness about the value of waste and alternative ways of dealing with waste.

Latest News

Kedonganan Beach Cleanup – World Cleanup Day 2022

As part of World Cleanup Day 2022, R.O.L.E. Foundation organized a beach clean-up at Kedonganan Beach on September 16, 2022. The beach clean-up took place over the course of 1.5...

SD Negeri 6 Benoa Visited ZeroWaste Center

To learn more about sustainability and the environment, SD 6 Benoa and SD 1 Tanjung Benoa visited the ZeroWaste Center on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. There were two assistant...

Stop Burning Paper. Get To Know How To Recycle Paper

Humans have been using paper for centuries. It doesn't seem like paper is simply forgotten in this digital age. Many people still prefer to use paper when creating documents for...

Zero Waste Hero During Indonesia Independence Day!

On August 17, 2022, R.O.L.E. Foundation organized a beach clean-up at Tanjung Benoa Beach to honor Indonesia's spirit of freedom. 29 members of staff and Bali WISE students...

SD Negeri 1 and 2 Tanjung Benoa visited ZeroWaste Center

On Thursday-Friday, August 18 and 19, 2022 ZeroWaste Center received visits from students of SD Negeri 1 and 2 Tanjung Benoa in the kids environment program activities. They...

ZeroWaste Tour – Earth Company visit to ZeroWaste Center

Three guests coming from Earth Company Ubud visited the ZeroWaste Center to do an interactive tour session that explained the ZeroWaste Center program, which is a movement to...

Sawangan Beach Cleanup & ZeroWaste Bazaar!

Our eyes can deceive us easily when we are at the beach. Looking at beautiful oceans from a pristine location can revert our gaze from the waste that we miss inside the beach...

Kids Environmental Classroom Program Begin!

Last week  SD Negeri 1 Benoa visited the ZeroWaste Center. For two days, the elementary students came to the Zerowaste Center to learn about the environment and hands-on practice...

Global Month of Service- Alila Villas Uluwatu Visit to ZeroWaste Center

ZeroWaste Center is honored to welcome Alila’s Global Month of Service celebrating its 13th anniversary by giving the service back to society. The event includes an interactive...

Spread Awareness Through Beach Cleanup For The Future of Bali

Until now, the waste problem is still a problem that cannot be solved properly. Many things still need to be improved from the upstream to the downstream. Looking at the problem,...


You Can Play a ROLE!

You, as a person or as a company can play a ROLE to make Bali more environmental friendly. 

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