By Waterbom Bali on March 18, 2020
BALI, INDONESIA — Waterbom Bali, Asia’s number one premium sustainable waterpark, has released its yearly Sustainability Report, tracking consumption of its waste materials, water, and energy. Through these enormous efforts that took place from January to December 2019, Waterbom Bali is set to position itself as one of the world’s most sustainable and environmentally friendly attractions.
Over the course of the year, Waterbom Bali has recycled 80% of its waste material; saved 554,402 kWh of grid energy; become CO2 neutral and CFC-free; and conserved 54,000 m3 of water, totalling to 3 million Aqua gallons (gallon water bottles). Essentially, this is equivalent to composting 141,776 kg worth of waste material — or more than the weight of a Blue Whale; conserving enough energy to power The Statue of Liberty for three weeks; inflating the metric equivalent of 30 hot air balloons with water; and offset enough carbon emissions to plant 8,458 trees.
“Operating a waterpark across 3.8 hectares undoubtedly generates a lot of waste, whether it is from the water needed to operate our attractions, the energy needed to fuel the park, and the waste material that is created as a result of day-to-day operations. As a result, we have made a more conscious decision to minimise the impact we create in the beautiful island of Bali,” says Sayan Gulino, Chief Executive Officer of Waterbom Bali. “Our collective efforts have enabled us to minimise our environmental impact, whether it is through composting, the use of renewable energy, or recycling water. With these steps, we can’t wait to continue these efforts into 2020.”
By carefully sourcing materials used around the park and forming close bonds to their suppliers, Waterbom Bali has recycled 230,030 kg of its waste materials out of a total of 288,478 kg (or 80% of total waste generated). 49% of recycled materials goes back to feed its gardens as fertiliser through on-site composting, while 31% is sent to a waste management operator that turns material into pig feed or is then traditionally recycled.
As an essential part of everyday life, Waterbom Bali has been able to reduce its water usage through numerous water-saving strategies. This includes using efficient water appliances, recycling water for garden irrigation, reducing tap flow rates at its F&B outlets, and strategically placing the Lazy River at the heart of the waterpark with a closed loop filtration and circulation system that distributes water to various rides after it has been sand-filtered.
Lastly, Waterbom Bali’s energy consumption has been drastically reduced due to its various renewable energy efforts. From implementing the use of solar panels and LED bulbs to energy efficient pumps and CFC-free air conditioning units, all areas of the park have been carefully considered and built to minimise its energy consumption. This has also allowed the waterpark to save a total of 640,548,681 Indonesian Rupiah (or 63,849 Singapore Dollars) worth of energy per year.
Waterbom Bali’s sustainability initiatives don’t stop here. In 2020, the park aims to recycle 100% of its organic waste within the park, rather than sending it to pig farms as fodder. This increases their recycling rates, composting process and also avoids organic material leakage. The waterpark also targets to reduce their landfill rate by half, sending only 10% or less of their waste to the landfill, advocating for further education on Bali’s waste and water management crisis, and leading by example in order to create an impactful systemic change within their park and spread the knowledge on sustainability with the wider industry.