Bali’s government is exploring ways to turn garbage into non-organic fertiliser in a bid to promote environmental cleanliness.
“In the 2010 amended regional budget (APBD) the local government will allocate funds to build three garbage management factories,” Bali Governor I Made Mangku Pastika said.
The governor said the first phase of small scale garbage management factories would be built around the area of Besakih temple in Karangasem, Goa Lawah in Klungkung, and Kintamani Batur temple in Bangli.
The environmentally friendly factories at the three locations are expected to manage and turn the garbage in those areas into non-organic fertiliser.
“We want to turn the garbage there to have economic value for the local people,” Pastika said.
He said the garbage management into non-organic fertiliser project was in line with the local government target to make Bali a green province.
“If such a pioneer project yields a good result, the number of small scale garbage management factory will be increased,” the governor said.