A senior official on Friday (4/5) encouraged all Southeast Asia nation to develop policies and strategies to achieve sustainable city in the effort to tackle complex and dynamic environmental issues.
Green watchdog slammed large bottled water companies for doing less than expected to manage its plastic wastes.
Coordinating Ministry on Maritime Issues targeted marine plastic waste management on five touristic sites, — Toba Lake, Tanjung Kelayang, Mandalika, Labuhan Bajo, Borobudur and Toraja –, by 2018.
Zainal Arifin, an ocean researcher of Oceanography Research Center, Indonesian Institute for Sciences, said that it would not be easy to study the current which had brought the waste to the country.
Circular economy, a business model originating from Europe, has been favored to deal with waste issues as its main idea is to maintain product values through recycling, reuse and re-manufacture with zero waste.
As Indonesia being dubbed as second largest plastic waste producer, Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, said that her office would take more concerns on the issue commenting on the bad waste management in Bali.
Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister of Maritime Issues, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, said that Indonesia has been committed to deal with issues such as over fishing and illegal fishing, plastic waste and educational programs on ocean.
A recent survey conducted by Sapu Gunung Indonesia Community, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and nature lover students revealed nearly 500 tons of garbage produced by at least 150,000 climbers in ten mountains per year.