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

Almost 400 kg of Waste was Collected in Two Hours!

Jimbaran Beach is a popular tourist destination in Bali known for its breathtaking sunset views and delicious seafood. However, underneath the beauty lies a growing problem – the beach is constantly bombarded with waste that washes up from the ocean, turning the coastal line into a dumping ground. The situation seems never-ending, with waste coming from other regions around Bali. But, a glimmer of hope shone when a Beach Cleanup was conducted in March 2023. The event was organized to raise awareness among the local community and tourists, to encourage them to care more about the waste problem in the area. In just two hours, a total of 377.8 kg of non-organic waste, including 92% of residues, were collected. Learn more about the campaign and how it can help preserve the environment for future generations.

Restoring Nusa Dua Coral Reefs – A R.O.L.E. Foundation Project

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Kedonganan Beach Cleanup: Taking Action for a Better Ocean and World

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Discovering a Greener Future: A Visit to the ZeroWaste Center Bazaar

In an effort to encourage and reward the proper management of waste, R.O.L.E. Foundation hosts the ZeroWaste Bazaar. This event provides a platform for local communities to...

ZeroWaste Tour for Earth Company

Earth Company visited ZeroWaste Center by bringing three Japanese guests to have a great and ecological tour. They really enjoy every activity that we provide at ZeroWaste Center...

Cleaning Jerman Beach in January 2023!

The Beach Cleanup of January 2023 was conducted at Jerman Beach which is located in Kuta, Bali. Recently this beach is going viral due to the Baruna Statue that is instagramable...

Four Elementary Schools Visit ZeroWaste Center

On December 2022, ZeroWaste Center received four elementary schools, which were SD 1 Benoa, SD 2 Tanjung Benoa, SD 5 Benoa, and SD 7 Benoa, to have and experience some ecological...

Yayasan Idris Royhana Visits ZeroWaste Center

Yayasan Idris Royhana with 14 children and 4 adults visited ZeroWaste Center to obtain knowledge related to waste management and environmental issues, and also to experience...

Yayasan Hati Mama Visits ZeroWaste Center

ZeroWaste Center received a group from Yayasan Hati Mama that consisted of 8 children and 2 adults. They joined the Kids Environmental Classroom Program that gives them the...

Kedonganan Beach (Landfill) Cleanup!

R.O.L.E Foundation conducted Monthly Beach Cleanup of December at Kedonganan Beach. The former location of this event should be along the beach, however it changed to the illegal...


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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