Ministry of Environment and Forestry signed a Memorandum of Understanding and an agreement for integrated waste management program with six districts and cities in Citarum watershed as part to support Citarum Bersih program.
Developing circular economy is the focus of Ministry of Environment and Forestry to tackle waste issue. The concept is expected to reduce waste volume in landfill and creating new economic opportunities.
Another earthquake hit Lombok island of West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday (05/08/2018) with a magnitude of 7, bigger than on July. The center of the earthquake was at north-northeast slope of Rinjani mountain as a result of Flores Back Arc Thrust activities.
A joint team, comprises of ministry of environment and forestry and Jambi natural resources conservation agency, had foiled illegal trade of 2,000 birds as they were being transported to Lampung via East Trans Sumatra highway.
Based on People's Coalition for Fisheries Justice (KIARA) data, 1.29 million tons of waste dumped into the rivers and ended up in the oceans in May 2018. Out of that number, 13,000 plastic waste per square kilometer.