People of Mandalika-Lombok Receive Waste Management Training
While Ashtari, a landmark in Lombok since 2006, has picked up organic compost and waste recycling in the early days, most of the local community is now taking crash courses in waste management to preserve the natural beauty of the island.
Waste issue at tourism spots is inevitable, such as famous Tanjung Aan beach, one of the most stunning beaches in the area. The beauty of the white-sand beach attracts a lot of domestic and international tourists to visit which results in waste management issue. This has led Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to organize a waste management training for the locals, including separating organic and non-organic wastes, as well as composting, recycling, and establishing a waste bank which will be managed by the locals.