Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia’s biggest Islamic organization, will increase waste management in Indonesia through Training of Trainer of Waste Bank management.
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.
Minister of environment and forestry Siti Nurbaya on Thursday acknowledged the roles of waste pickers and waste banks in the country’s effort following recent regulation on household waste management.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) allocated Rp 12 billion for Citarum river waste management, focusing on upstream, downstream and finalizing in Central Waste Bank.
Amid current waste management still using old method, a senior official of Ministry of Environment and Forestry claimed to launch a new economic model called circular economy where wastes can be re-used and have high values resulting to reduce waste volume.