Mapping the waste baselines in Tabanan, Bali

CLOCC has begun a baseline study in Tabanan, Bali, to map waste generation, waste streams, management practices and leakage into the environment and the ocean.

The study took place in 12 villages in Tabanan, over 9 days. 120 household samples were collected, and 70 non-domestic samples from villages, and 24 from urban areas. The purpose of the waste survey is to create a baseline for waste generation in Tabanan, as the Regency lacks comprehensive data on waste. The baseline survey will be a cornerstone for CLOCC’s further work in Tabanan.

This is part of CLOCC’s Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) methodology, with a high involvement of local stakeholders in government, private sector and civil society. The CLOCC participants local government officials and waste management stakeholders are carrying out the data collection. to build skills and knowledge, and create ownership and awareness of waste management processes.

The data survey is being carried out by CLOCC partner InSWA (Indonesia Solid Waste Association) and surveyors from Udayana University.

Developing a strong data baseline is fundamental to achieve CLOCC’s target of creating a sustainable and efficient waste management system through strong waste management plans with broad local ownership. It's necessary to have comprehensive data on waste generation, waste streams, waste treatment and leakage into the environment and ocean.

The data collection is using the methodology of WaCT (Waste Wise Cities Tool), developed by UN Habitat. This is a seven steps tool developed to assist cities with collecting data about waste management, so that they can target and determine efficient political interventions and investments in infrastructure.

The next steps in Tabanan is to mobilise the stakeholders to plan and determine the factors and strategic decisions in the waste management plan for Tabanan.