150,000 people in the Jembrana Regency, Bali will have a formal waste management system for the first time
July, 27, 2020 - The Government of Jembrana Regency, in Northwest Bali, today commemorated the ground-breaking for a new waste processing facility. The facility is the regency’s first solid waste management service that will benefit as many as 150,000 residents. It is a sustainable full waste management and recycling system that will also create new and permanent jobs for the community.
The ground-breaking was carried out through a partnership between Project STOP, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance), and the Jembrana Regency, and is a key milestone in effectively eliminating plastic waste leakage into the environment.
The 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.
“Waste management is a priority during the Covid-19 pandemic. Waste services for the community must continue to run to create a clean and healthy environment,” said I Wayan Sudiarta, head of Jembrana’s Environmental Office. “We are pleased to work in this partnership to socialize the importance of waste management, collect household waste and provide the recycling facility for the community. The start of construction on this facility marks a major milestone for local job opportunities, while strengthening the commitment to provide good services in the waste management sector.”
“Three billion people around the world still lack access to organised 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. “More people are joining us on this critical journey and Project STOP Jembrana is a public-private partnership that will deliver solutions we can replicate in communities where plastic waste leakage in the environment is the highest.”
“We at Borealis are pleased to see the rapid progress being made at Project STOP’s Jembrana city partnership,” comments 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.”
Since the start of July 2020, Jembrana residents have had formal waste collection. Within two years, more than 150,000 people in the regency will have a formal waste collection service through this initiative in Jembrana.
“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, Programme Director, 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.”
Launched in 2017 by Borealis and Systemiq, Project STOP (Stop Ocean Plastics) works with cities to create effective waste management systems that eliminate plastics leakage into the ocean and creates circular systems in Southeast Asia. Supported by industry and government partners, Project STOP aims to achieve zero leakage of waste into the environment, recycle more plastics, be economically sustainable, and create benefits, including jobs, for the local community.
Borealis is a provider of solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals, fertilizers and melamine. With its head office in Vienna, Austria, the company currently has more than 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. Borealis generated EUR 8.1 billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 872 million in 2019. Mubadala, through its holding company, owns 64% of the company, with the remaining 36% belonging to Austria-based OMV, an integrated, international oil and gas company. Borealis provides services and products to customers globally, in collaboration with Borouge, a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and with Baystar™, a joint venture with Total in Texas, USA.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is an international nonprofit organization partnering with government, environmental and economic development NGOs and communities around the world to address the challenge to end plastic waste in the environment. Through programmes and partnerships, the Alliance focuses on solutions in four core strategic areas: infrastructure, innovation, education and engagement, and clean up. As of July 2020, the Alliance has nearly 50 member companies and supporters representing global companies and organisations across the plastic value chain.