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Jakarta Post

Movement to address acute waste problems in Bali launched

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Kuta, Bali   /   Sat, July 2 2011   /  08:00 am

A group of people comprising local government, NGOs and private companies on Friday launched a movement to collectively take action to address serious waste problems in Bali.

They established the Bali Clean and Green Multi-Stakeholder Group, involving some 140 entities aimed at bringing together all societal sectors for creating practical solutions to face environmental problems — beginning with waste management.

The forum is a networking strategy for stakeholders to align their resources in addressing waste management issues identified during the Bali Green Province Road map forum, facilitating information exchange, sharing of resources and brainstorming collaborative action plans.

“Stakeholders need to work together, build synergies with the local government’s program to achieve ‘Bali Clean and Green’ and ‘Free the Island from Plastic Garbage by 2013’...