WELCOME TO ZERO WASTE BALI
Hi and welcome to Zero Waste Bali. I am Silvija Rumiha, the founder of Zero Waste Bali and I have been living in Bali since 2011 and absolutely love it! Through my adventures with my family in Bali we have encountered some beautiful scenery, swam with the awesome marine life and enjoyed many great times. On my recent family snorkeling trip I was seriously shocked at the amount of plastic that was in the ocean on route to our destination and also when we were swimming in the ocean. The amount of rubbish that is found in the rivers, along side of the roads and in the beautiful mountain regions of Bali are so disturbing.
Having a food delivery service called Mini Muncher that caters organic baby and kids meals, healthy snacks and treats for all I totally understand the amount of waste that can be produced. Previously our products were packaged in plastic containers that we encouraged to be reused. After some of our recent family adventures I decided to make changes in the packaging. I have transitioned to glass jars and we have gone label free too. Yes you read that right, label free. To help reduce waste and simply dumping of the jars we ask our customers to let us know when the jars are empty so that we can collect them and sterilize to reuse with our products. I further want to help reduce plastic waste by opening Bali’s First Zero Waste Bulk Food Store.
I encourage customers to bring their own containers, mesh bags or jars to fill and to reuse what you currently have to help reduce the plastic waste problem.
I have made some simple changes in my work life and home life that I hope will make a change to my children’s future and there’s. These are simple things that I look forward sharing with you. In my daily life I cook healthy whole food and seasonal recipes and will share these with you. I do my best to clean my home with non chemical detergents and have been doing my best to minimize possessions.
My goal is to guide people to change their lifestyle and practices and make small and simple changes. Together we can reduce plastic, remove harmful chemicals from our home, and reduce our waste. Our choices can make a big difference to the Earth and our future.
This is the beginning of my journey to try reduce reuse and recycle wherever I can. I am not perfect and have a long way to go to be zero waste however if we don’t try make small changes the problem will continue to grow. Join me in my journey where I will share tips, whole food recipes and some easy changes we are doing along the way.