“Just like access to food, clean
water and shelter, a healthy
environment is a
basic human right

─ United Nations Environment Assembly, May 23rd, 2016

Bali and Nusa Tenggara facts


Hospital beds

Indonesia has one of the lowest number of hospital beds per person in the world with 0.8beds per 1000 people. Since 2014 the mandatory Universal Health Coverage has led to a boom in the Healthcare industry adding 30% more beds per annum. Bali and Nusa Tengarra don’t have any infrastructure to deal with the proportional waste growth.

5000+ tons

of contaminated medical waste per year

Each hospital bed creates between 0.75 and 3kg of waste per day. This waste needs specific handling and management because of the sanitary risks of transmission of viruses and pathogens. Today, 90% of this waste is dumped with general waste, ending in landfills, or rivers.


plastic trash 

A well documented issue reaching alarming proportions. Affecting natural and urban areas alike, ecosystems and disrupting sanitation system. Plastic pollution is seeing some recycling efforts on PET bottles. But the main issue of all other plastics, especially bags and food packaging, remains untouched, and critical.

It’s time for a change

KLIN’s vision:
An environmental solution designed
for positive social impact.

Our motto: GREEN.NOW
We’re a lot more than just picking up trash. Our commitment is to preserve Indonesia’s environment for the community, and its future generations. The backbone of our daily operations carries this message of social and environmental stewardship. With innovation on the front line, KLIN aims to become a key player in Indonesia’s environmental sustainability.

Creating a measurable difference

Scavengers search for items to recycle at a waste dump in Galuga village in Bogor, West Java province June 3, 2013. According to a scavenger, he can earn 60,000 rupiah ($6) a day by selling non-organic waste such as plastic bottles and other items to collectors. REUTERS/Supri  (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) - RTX10A52

Commoditizing plastics creates new income opportunities and an economy for local populations, and shift mindsets towards sustainable reflexes


Up to 5600+ tons of medical waste incinerated per year prevents risk of diseases and contamination.


Up to 1500 tons of plastic eliminated in 5 years, equivalent to 10 billion bags de-polluting the land and waters of Bali.


Clean incineration technology. Approved by the W.H.O

Our Process

Two problems, one solution

On a mission
against plastic and medical waste pollution

Infectious waste

Are considered as infectious waste, all wastes that are susceptible to contain pathogens (or their toxins) in sufficient concentration to cause diseases to a potential host. Examples of infectious waste include discarded materials or equipment, used for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease that has been in contact with body fluids (dressings, swabs, nappies, blood bags…). This category also includes liquid waste such as faeces, urine, blood or other body secretions (such as sputum or lung secretions).

Pathological and anatomical waste

Pathological waste consists in organs, tissues, body parts or fluids such as blood. Even if pathological waste may contain healthy body parts, it has to be considered as infectious waste for precautionary reasons.

Anatomical waste is a sub-group of pathological waste and consists in recognisable human body parts, whether they may be infected or not. Following the precautionary principal, anatomical waste is always considered as potential infectious waste.

Hazardous pharmaceutical waste

Pharmaceutical waste includes expired, unused, spilt and contaminated pharmaceutical products, drugs and vaccines. In this category are also included discarded items used in the handling of pharmaceuticals like bottles, vials, connecting tubing. Since the Ministry of Health has taken specific measures to reduce the wastage of drugs, HCFs should deal only with small quantities of pharmaceutical waste.

This category also includes all the drugs and equipment used for the mixing and administration of cytotoxic drugs. Cytotoxic drugs or genotoxic drugs are drugs that have the ability to reduce/stop the growth of certain living cells and are used in chemotherapy for cancer. Cytotoxic waste is dealt with under a separate heading.

From plastic to energy

Plastics aren’t easy to recycle, but can be great as a clean energy source.  In fact, when processed in KLIN’s high technology facilities, plastics are used to keep incinerators at optimal temperatures, replacing GPL consumption completely without any toxic waste, Dioxin or Furan emissions.


Registration of Pt KLIN Market study
Market data validation Factory site scouting
Q3 2017
Regulatory approval
Q4 2017
Q1 2018
Factory construction
Q3 2018
Launch of operations

A strategic geographical reach

Meet the team

Executive team


Arnaud is an engineer with 15 years of experience heading the logistics of complex international projects in construction and humanitarian operations for the United Nations World Food Program and Handicap International. He fell in love with Indonesia in 2006, while managing a post-tsunami re-construction effort with 530 people under his direction in Aceh,Sumatra and speaks fluent Indonesian. Prior to his experience in Asia, Arnaud has a background of 10 years in waste management, audit and certification with Bureau Veritas in France.

Arnaud Quetat-Riou
Founder & CEO


A finance and accounting professional, Alexandrine has 15 years of experience managing the budgets of large international NGO projects for Medecins sans Frontieres and Handicap International around the globe. Her field experience, and ability to adapt to local administrative and legal challenges result in lean and efficient operations. She worked with Arno at Handicap International in Aceh, Indonesia, successfully managing the finances of a 274 houses  re-construction effort from 2006 to 2009.

Alexandrine Mannier
Co-Founder and CFO


A logistics and operations professional, Michael has spent the last 15 years managing technical operations in relief and development programs for the United Nations in Haiti and Indonesia. His expertise involves coordinating fleets of trucks in the collection, transportation and delivery of sensitive materials, as well as the technical assessment, evaluation, monitoring and reporting of logistical operations.
He speaks fluent Indonesian.

Michael Livion


A Balinese native, Ari is on a mission to solve her island’s pollution challenges.
She manages KLIN’s relations with the Government , and facilitates all administrative procedures linked to immigration, importation and licensing matters, since the project’s creation, with persistence and results that speak for themselves.

“Ari” Ni Putu Ariasti
Administration Manager



An investment professional with over 10 years of experience with Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland in Singapore, Tristan excels in the process of creating and executing investment strategies that bring new opportunities from life to monetization. In 2012, he launched and run a private land-banking company in Bali, Indonesia, personally sourcing and conducting due diligence and  acquisition of local assets, with a successful exit in 2015. His involvement with KLIN from day-one brings a dimension balancing social impact with commercial growth and profitability.

Tristan de Gouvion Saint Cyr
Co-Founder, Strategic Advisor


The President of Bali’s College of Doctors is a Reumatologist, a lecturer at Bali’s Udayana medical university, and a frequent speaker at National and International healthcare events. A well known member of the Indonesian medical community, his passion in spreading the word about KLIN’s efforts, and securing interest with medical institutions in Bali, Indonesia has contributed highly to the project’s momentum. His deep understanding of the local healthcare industry, along with his network and relationships at the highest levels also bring practical support to KLIN’s development.

Dr I. Gede Kambayana, Sp.Pd-KR
Special Advisor


Ulce’s reputation as the “go-to” notary in Bali, and reputation of integrity has opened many doors to allow KLIN to exist. Her expertise and network of contacts  are precious to conduct due-diligence, and structure the project’s legal endeavors locally.

Ulce Irithrina Sudjateruna S.H


Mila Tayeb’s expertise in civil and tax law is well documented.  Her  assistance in structuring the project’s legal aspects ensure tax law and employment compliance. Her extensive business experience also make her far more than a legal counsel.


Mila Tayeb Sedana, S.H
Legal Advisor

stay informed

Don’t miss the news
Just check our latest blog posts

Sign up for the newsletter

get in touch with US via social networks

#dp-social-icons-5a8e0afb89af9-1516.social-icons a {border-color:#363636;}#dp-social-icons-5a8e0afb89af9-1516.social-icons a:before {color:#363636;}