Jakarta (Greeners) – Director of Waste Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Novrizal Tahar, claimed that recent presidential regulation on waste-to-energy installation is a technology breakthrough, on Tuesday (24/4).
Tahar cited the 2018 Presidential Regulation as a derivative from the 2008 Law on Waste Management which divides into two actions, — reducing and managing waste –, which then includes sorting, collecting, manage, and final process.
He added that waste-to-energy is part of waste management. “It means that waste-to-energy installation as part of the 2008 Law on Waste Management,” he said.
Based on Policy and National Strategic Household Waste and Household-like Waste Management in 2025, waste volume reaches to 70 percent meanwhile reducing waste in 2025 only 30 percent from the total waste volume.
This is in line with the 2018 presidential regulation to improve city’s resilient on public health and environmental quality, and transform water-to-energy through reducing waste volume, significantly.
“Jakarta produces 7,000 to 7,500 tons per day which eventually ended up in Bantargebang Landfill. Then, we need to improve facilities in middle level, such as city composting, waste bank among others,” he said adding that waste issue is an accumulation of past management.
Hence, he encourages for waste-to-energy technology can solve the issues, especially in the cities, though only selected cities would be made available of the energy.
The cities are DKI Jakarta, Tangerang, South Tangerang, Bekasi, Bandung, Semarang, Surakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, Denpasar, Palembang, and Manado.
“I hope that the new technology will be able to reach the 2025 target which is 100 percent managed waste,” he said.
Reports by Dewi Purningsih