The regency, located in Northwest Bali, is collaborating with Project STOP — launched by Borealis and Systemiq in 2017 to create effective waste management systems in southeast Asia that eliminate plastics leakage into the ocean — and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste on the project.
The facility is the regency’s first-ever solid waste management service. It is a sustainable full waste management and recycling system that, in line with Project STOP’s “system enabler” approach, will also create new and permanent jobs for the community.
Next to marking a major milestone for local job opportunities, the project also strengthens the commitment to provide good services in the waste management sector, said I. Wayan Sudiarta, head of Jembrana’s Environmental Office.
The new facility will be equipped with sorting and waste processing systems, residue handling equipment, and other supporting facilities to manage and recycle both organic and non-organic waste from households and businesses. The facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020.
“The Jembrana community is the heart of this important effort to keep waste out of the environment and protect lives and livelihoods,” said Joi Danielson, program director of Project STOP.
“The commitment of the Jembrana Regency government, with the support of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, has been essential to our mission to create a circular waste management system and stop environmental plastic pollution.”
Within two years, more than 150,000 people in the regency will have a formal waste collection service through this initiative in Jembrana.
“Three billion people around the world still lack access to organized solid waste management systems, and the work we start today in Jembrana paves the way for us to demonstrate the effectiveness and scalability of these solutions,” said Jacob Duer, President and CEO, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.
“We at Borealis are pleased to see the rapid progress being made at Project STOP’s Jembrana city partnership,” added Alfred Stern, Borealis CEO.
“Collaboration with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste on key projects such as this is in line with our commitment to avoid plastics entering the ocean and environment by providing sustainable waste management with the engagement of local communities.”