Connect the temple community of Geger with healthy environmental practices.
Right now we are working on Eco Surf Rescue, Geger Beach in Nusa Dua (figure 1). Geger Beach is a small and well-visited tourist attraction due to the famous Pura Geger Temple and, in the rainy season, the nearby surf break. First, we are focusing on the collection of data from solid waste which provides information on amounts, trends, and sources of the waste generated. This data is used for focusing on mitigating measures and to test the effectiveness of our programs, legislation, and regulations. Second, we reintroduce sustainable waste management to prevent and reduce pollution and to create a safe recreational environment for local people, tourists, and surfers.
Figure 1 Project location, divided into 4 zones for the evaluation of solid- and liquid waste
Figure 2 Waste accumulation at the north of Geger Temple
Figure 3 Waste accumulation, North of Geger Temple (Mulia Resort in the background)
At the project site, we also see that there are several waste burning places (figure 4). When we asked the owner of the Warung (restaurant) that is situated at Geger Temple how the situation of the waste was he told us that they just collect the waste, bring it to the burning place and then burn it.
Figure 4 Burning place, South of Geger Temple.
At the project location, we see that there are already a few waste bins, although they are not being used and some of them are broken or laying in the bushes. In addition, we see that there is some kind of signing material about how to treat waste in the tree next to the parking lot that should help visitors to treat their waste well. Unfortunately, the sign is damaged and you cannot really see what it is supposed to mention.
Figure 5 Signing material about how to treat waste