Zero Waste

Specialist Training

What is ZeroWaste Training?

ZeroWaste Training is a program developed by R.O.L.E. Foundation to train local people or company staff to become a ZeroWaste Specialist with knowledge about waste management, permaculture, composting and other zero waste practices.

The aim is to have every type of waste become more valuable and less waste send to the landfill. Company staff can apply the knowledge in their office, and individuals can apply their gained knowledge into their household practices, or share it with community members to improve their environment’s sustainability.

Most important is to separate organic from non-organic waste, before it’s going to landfill. Roughly 65-80% of solid waste is organic. It is this part of waste that makes it smell bad. Organic waste (65-80%) in landfills produces methane gas, which contributes 23 times more to global warming than CO2. Using organic waste for composting is an ideal solution for reducing organic waste. 

Non-organic waste can be further separated, so that each type becomes more valuable as either recycled or upcycled material. Non-organic waste mostly consists of plastic, glass, metal, paper, textiles, hazardous waste, and e-waste. The value of this waste can be upgraded by selling it, or by recycling and upcyling practices.

Permaculture practices are supported by quality compost and knowledge of organic fertilizers and pesticides. With a circulair approach of gardening you will reduce your ecological footprint and ultimately produce zero waste and pollution. 

businesses trained

local trainees

Making organic fertilizer

Learn about making compost

Introduction to waste seperation

Distinguishing different types of plastic

Seperating the different types of plastic

Shredding plastic bottle caps for upcycling purposes

Deconstructing e-waste

Upcycling glass bottles into a drinking glass

What the ZeroWaste Training covers

The ZeroWaste Training is divided into 11 modules: Introduction to R.O.L.E Foundation, Health and Safety, Sustainability, Permaculture, Composting, Seedlings, Waste sorting, Hazardous waste, Beach clean up, Upcycling, Hotel trip.

How the ZeroWaste Training works

The training will be conducted at R.O.L.E. Foundation’s ZeroWaste Center and takes six days. All days are from 9am until 4pm. You can choose between either six consecutive days or six consecutive Saturdays. Successful completion will be rewarded with a Graduation Certificate.

The ZeroWaste Training can also be done at your company’s facility with tailor-made topics suited for your company’s needs. The training time and cost can also be designed and discussed to meet your company’s ability and needs.

For more info, contact us at +62 361 477 1657 or  info @ Or sign up for ZeroWaste Training below:

You Can Play a ROLE!

As a hotel, restaurant or any other business, you can send your (waste management) staff for the ZeroWaste Training. The cost for one staff member is Rp 2,800,000 (US $ 200), and this includes a sponsorship for one local trainee, preferably from the area of your business.

You can also do the ZeroWaste Training as an individual to apply your gained knowledge in your private household. The cost per person is Rp 1,400,000 (US $ 100).

You can also sponsor a local community member, so knowledge can be shared within the local communities through this person. The cost per person is Rp 1,400,000 (US $ 100).

All training materials and facilities are included in the mentioned cost.


“By doing the ZeroWaste Training for our staff, we prove that environmental consciousness is not the thing we just put in our promotion; we also have it in our workspace.”

Dwi (Bali Swim)

“Through the training now I know that it is important to separate the waste, so that we can add value to it.”

Kadek Suteni (local trainee)