After adopting waste bank into the government’s program in 2010, it starts to show success. The program, aiming to reduce waste volume at landfills, are transforming into main source of income worth of billions of rupiah.
Current forest and land fires in Bengkalis district of Riau which blanketed Dumai city with smokes have burned down at least 1,200 hectares of peatland.
Celebrating the 2019 National Waste Care Day, Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya, encourages for people to reduce waste starting from their homes.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, announced government’s focus on plastic waste management at the 2019 National Waste Care Day by setting up concrete policies and regulations.
Sri Bebassari, head of Indonesia Solid Waste Association or InSWA, said that open dumping landfills, ideally, should no longer allowed in Indonesia in accordance to the law.
Green groups slammed both presidential candidates for their lack of comprehension and dodged substantial discussion on environment issues at the latest leg of presidential debate.
Indonesia’s Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology or BPPT develops thermal-based waste management with 50-100 tons capacity per day at Bantar Gebang Landfill, Bekasi, West Java.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry to set up a team to assess the possibility of temporarily closing down Komodo National Park.
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries encourages circular economy dubbed as blue economy in the industry to support the government’s commitment to tackle waste issues and increase added values.
Amid recent dengue fever outbreak in Indonesia, Technology Assessment and Application Agency or BPPT collaborating with PT Hepatika Mataram develop a diagnostic kit.
Indonesian Institute for Sciences or LIPI developed breast cancer detection kit, HER2, as the initial step to determine effective medical treatment.
Indonesia Institute of Sciences, or LIPI, is currently developing sponge, sea cucumber, seaweed, and other marine organisms for cancer cure.