Zero Waste Gili Trawangan

Unbridled growth in tourism on an island with no infrastructure has devastated the ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY.

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What if a garbage crisis could be come an economic solution?

Gili Trawangan is a small island located off the coast of Lombok.  While, the population as of 2016 was approximately 5,439 residents, the explosion of tourism brought over 1,000,000 people in 2016. As a result, tourism forms the large majority of economic activity on the island, limiting traditional fishing and agricultural livelihood practices.

Waste management is serious problem in the Gili Islands and has reached the point of an environmental and health crisis. Currently the amount of waste produced on Gili Trawangan is reported to be approximately between 12 to 20 tons of waste/day. In addition to the environmental and social degradation caused by the waste problem, the cost of electricity in Gili Trawangan is one of the highest in Indonesia - nearly double than that of neighbouring Lombok.

The project aims at executing the successful design, installation and operation of a Hybrid Gasifier Plant.  The purpose is utilise the local MSW and biomass as a renewable fuel and energy source. This would address the waste crisis on the island, while providing additional renewable energy, economic resources and sustainable livelihood for the local community.

Project Scope: 4500 Residents and 1,000,000 visitors per year

Activity: infrastructure development, project design, technical and business training, reinvestment support

Output: 1-2  MW MSW and biomass gasification power plant, new inclusive businesses,

Outcome: Access to sustainable energy, higher income labour development for local population, new employment and business opportunities, reduced CO2 emissions, environmental restoration and preservation

Impact: Sustainable energy production, improved socio-economic integration and community livelihood, reduced poverty through new employment and business opportunities