Bali's Big Eco Weekend 2018

Seminyak’s Integrated Waste Management Facility (TPST 3R Seminyak) today inaugurates a new learning centre that will facilitate study visits and other programs to increase public knowledge and participation in waste management.

Seminyak’s Integrated Waste Management Facility (TPST 3R Seminyak) today inaugurates a new learning centre that will facilitate study visits and other programs to increase public knowledge and participation in waste management. The learning centre is the latest addition to the ~300 m2 facility, currently managing waste for 800+ customers in Seminyak area.

“We’re glad that many people are interested to visit us and learn from our experience,” said Mr. Komang Ruditha, Head of TPST 3R Seminyak. “With the new learning centre now up and running, our guests can also stay longer to have productive discussion with my team and me. We also hope that we can host more waste-management related workshop in this new learning centre.”

Mr. Komang Ruditha and team of TPST 3R Seminyak started small in 2004 with 1 mini truck, 3 employees, and 85 customers. Today TPST 3R Seminyak runs 16 trucks, employing 36 staff, and servicing 800+ customers, including households and hotels. Organic waste becomes organic fertilizer to be used by community and hotels; plastic, paper, and metal scrap are recycled or sold to be recycled. All revenue goes to operational cost and community.

The learning centre is a support from Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI), that has been a long-time partner of Desa Adat Seminyak in Bali Beach Clean Up program, together with Legian, Kuta, Kedonganan, and Jimbaran.

“We are glad we can support, hope that the learning center and all its equipment will help maximizing the learning process during those visits, resulting more areas like Seminyak in the future,’ said Mr. Kadir Gunduz, President Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.

As of July 2018, the daily Bali Beach Clean Up program has removed more than 38 million kg of rubbish from 9.7 kilometres of shoreline in Bali. The program is powered by 4 beach tractors, 2 barber surf rakes, 3 garbage trucks, 78 crews from local communities surrounding the beaches, and 150 new bins per year. Starting this year, bins donated by CCAI for communities in its operations area are three-system type, to support awareness on the importance of waste segregation.

“Bali Beach Clean Up has always been about working together to be part of the solution. This partnership with Desa Adat Seminyak and Ministry of Public Works and Housing is a great example of collaboration being the key to progress in sustainability development,” Mr. Gunduz added.

Coca-Cola Amatil Group Managing Director Alison Watkins said support for the learning centre was an essential part of the company’s sustainability approach.

“Public education is extremely important in helping reduce litter and protect our environment,” Ms Watkins said.

“We’re proud to be a part of it, alongside our own efforts in reducing waste in manufacturing and supporting public campaigns to do the right thing with rubbish.

“Of course there is more to be done. Together with The Coca-Cola Company we support the aspiration of a “World Without Waste” – an ambition to recover and recycle the equivalent of 100% of our packaging by 2030.

“This is a global ambition, and we will work hard to make this a reality it in Indonesia and everywhere else that we operate.”

Indonesian Minister of Industry, Mr. Airlangga Hartarto, also attended the series of Bali’s Big Eco Weekend 2018 program. In his opening speech, he expressed his appreciation for Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia as one of the non-alcohol ready to drink industries in Indonesia who has supported the government’s effort to implement Industry 4.0 and to protect the environment, and that one of the 10 National Priorities in Making Indonesia 4.0 is to accommodate the sustainability standards. Furthermore, he explained The Ministry of Industry’s support for environmental conservation, including the Green Industry Policy which has been included in Act No. 3 of 2015 on industry and integrated in all work programs of the Ministry of Industry as outlined in the National Industrial Development Master Plan 2015 – 2035. He further expressed his appreciation for Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia’s support for protecting the environment, by establishing Learning Center in Seminyak Integrated Waste Management Facility (TPST 3R) and Bali Beach Clean Up collaboration that has been running for more than 10 years, “Hopefully with the inauguration of the Learning Center in TPST 3R Desa Adat Seminyak and Bali Beach Clean Up program, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia can drive other sectors to optimize their contribution in improving the welfare and economic growth in Bali and other areas in Indonesia.”

To support the facility in stepping up its recycling program, Ministry of Public Works and Housing today officially handovers one unit of plastic shredding machine to TPST 3R Seminyak. The machine will support the application of plastic asphalt technology and help with plastic bag waste reduction in the area. The newest technology will help to create waste value at IDR 2,000 – 4,000 per kg. The plastic waste will be used as the asphalt mixture, resulting better stability, robust and non-toxic.[1]

Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Ms. Anita Firmanti joined the event and explained that waste is one of the biggest issues in Indonesia. According to the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, household waste and its kind has reached up to 66,5 million ton in 2018, and 16% of the waste will go to the sea (marine debris). Around 62% of the marine debris comes from plastic bags which have no value. “Integrated Waste Management Facility TPS 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is still limited and the sustainability still needs to be driven. Learning Center in TPS Seminyak at Badung is the realization of a well-managed waste management facility and waste bank. Innovations and breakthroughs are needed to increase the support from private sectors and society’s participation in managing TPST 3R and waste bank. If all of the mentioned sectors can work together hand in hand, the partnership will deliver the goal for 2025, Indonesia without waste.” She also expressed her appreciation for Bali’s Big Eco Weekend 2018, the annual program that can help driving awareness and participation of all levels of society in managing a better waste management.

The Learning Center launch and Plastic Shredding Machine handover are part of the Bali’s Big Eco Weekend 2018, an annual exhibition by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia that serves as a platform to share the progress of Bali Beach Clean Up.

“Our commitment to make distinctive and positive contribution to the world in which we live continues to grow stronger,” said Ms. Alison Watkins, Coca-Cola Amatil Group Managing Director. “Bali Beach Clean Up is always one of the highlighted initiatives in our annual sustainability report. Not only because of its consistency and contribution to community, but also because it triggers many other collaborations for greater impact, such as what we witnessed today with TPST 3R Seminyak.”

The series of activities for Bali’s Big Eco Weekend 2018 also include waste management workshop “Bijak Kelola Sampah” (Manage Waste Responsibly) that took place in TPST 3R Seminyak on July 17; three-system bins handover to Udayana University, SMPK Soverdi Tuban, Desa Adat Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Jimbaran, and Kedonganan; community eco exhibition; big beach clean-up; kite festival; and baby sea turtle release.

Director General for the Management of Waste and Hazardous and Toxic Substances of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Ms. Rosa Vivien Ratnawati, also attended Bali’s Big Eco Weekend ceremony. She explained that currently the Ministry of Environment and Forestry is developing a new guideline to lower the plastic waste that can contaminate and destroy the ocean. She firmly stated that it is important to get the commitment and collaboration from the government, companies and society, “We are here today to celebrate a great initiative together with society and business sectors. I receive a report on Bali Beach Clean Up, an initiative from Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia that has successfully removed more than 38 million of waste. On this good occasion, I would like to state that the government is ready to work with business partners and society in building the commitment to reduce the number of plastic waste.”

After getting reports about the increasing numbers of turtle eggs found on the beach, Bali Beach Clean Up extended support for Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation (KBSTC) as part of the program. More than 195,000 baby turtles are released back to the ocean since the establishment of KBSTC in 2010.

Miss Earth Indonesia 2017 Michelle Victoria Alriani attended the series of event, showing her full support for the collaboration in this year’s Bali’s Big Eco Weekend. “It is encouraging to see how much positive impact we can create through collaboration. I hope everyone who came to Bali’s Big Eco Weekend this year are inspired to play their role to ensure a better environment for the future generation.”

Bali’s Big Eco Weekend 2018 is sponsored by Dynapack Asia, Sugar Labinta, Sentra Usaha Tamajaya, Euroasiatic, KRONES, Diversey, Bank Mandiri, Ancol Terang Printing Group, Lawangmas Primapack, PT Nava Hita Karana, United Can, Ecolab, Indorama Ventures, Turkish Airlines, Citibank.