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Bali Hotels and Restaurants Called Upon to Do a Better Job in Waste Management

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The Bali Chapter of Association of Indonesian Tourism (GIPI) – the organization of tourism stakeholder formally acknowledged to represent the island’s tourism, is urging hotels and restaurants in Bali to adopt a thorough and efficient standard for waste management.

The chairman of GIPI-Bali, Ngurah Wijaya, told that hotels and restaurants produce large quantities of waste. At the same time, however, he claims these same industries fail to handle the waste they produce in accordance with the law.

Proof of this fact, he claims, is reflected in the low rates charged by hotels and restaurants. Wijaya asked, “With rates as low as Rp. 300,000 (US$33) per day, how can they manage waste properly?”

Wijaya, who is also a hotel owner in Bali, claims many of his colleagues in the hotel industry have no concept of waste management. He cited how many build hotels, maximizing the use of their land without any land set aside for the handling and management of waste. He said the fact that landowners make no allowance on their land for the final disposal of waste underlines the need for more waste management planning and recycling.

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