Trash is fast becoming one of the biggest problems in Bali according to Olivier Pouillon from Bali Recycling. Whilst it is a lovely place to visit for vacation, when you live here for a long time you see start to see the ‘other side’ of the island and the impact and influence of ‘outsiders’ either from Jakarta or abroad.
Bali Recycling’s goal is to build a truly ‘Zero Waste’ system where waste is not waste but merely materials on the way to being used again and again and again.
“We need to treat trash as a resource. There is no such thing as waste, everything should be seen as a potential resource.”
People outside of Bali generally have the perception that Bali is an island paradise, without any modern day problems. They could be surprised to hear about the island’s trash issues. They could be even more surprised on how Bali Recycling handles the problem and turns it into a fresh solution.
“If we can’t reuse it, recycle it or compost it, industry shouldn’t be making it.
Waste is a industrial design problem.”
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