Jakarta (Greeners) – DKI Jakarta produces 2,500 to 7,000 tons of waste per day. It has resulted to complaints and problems, either among people or even among governments, as quoted by DKI Jakarta Head of Sanitation Isnawa Adji, at a discussion on “Low Carbon Technology for Solid Waste Management”, in Jakarta.
Isnawa said the city’s waste volume was highest compare to European cities which produce 1,500 to 2,000 tons per day.
Isnawa said the government had issued policies and done innovation to deal with waste issue, such as employ more workers, add more trucks and install Global Positioning System (GPS) in the trucks for monitoring, and built Intermediate Treatment Facilities (ITF) in Duri Kosambi, Cilincing, Sunter and Marunda.
“We are hoping for DKI Jakarta citizens to be independent in waste management as it would take a week to clean up three days of waste,” he said, in Jakarta, on Wednesday (06/01).
Meanwhile, Budiman Richardo Saragih, an official at Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said waste management by the ministry was in accordance to 2013 Ministry Regulation which stipulated State Electricity Company (PLN) to issue policies encouraging renewable energy from waste.
The government, he said, had evaluated the regulation which determined Bantar Gebang and Surabaya as Waste Power Plant under the state budget (APBN).
“Waste issue has become a pressing issue lately and turned to be crucial matter as there are agremeents need to achieve,” he said.
Reports by Danny Kosasih