In spite of presidential regulation issued in 2018 stipulated the acceleration of waste-to-energy plant development, budget allocation for the tipping fee of waste management in regional remains an issue.
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.
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.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry awarded 146 districts and cities for their efforts on environmental policies in Jakarta.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry inaugurates Labuan Bajo Recycling Center in West Manggarai district of East Nusa Tenggara. The center is expected to reduce waste in the landfills.
The United Nations declared 11 December as International Mountain Day in 2003, aiming to increase public awareness on the importance of mountains for ecosystem, Earth, and humans.
As one of the largest waste contributors with 8,000 tons per day, DKI Jakarta will start to built waste to energy power plant in Sunter, North Jakarta, in December 2018.
The successful of 2018 Asian Games also include the roles of sanitary volunteers of which often escapes public attention.
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.
Ministry of Marine and Fisheries allocates two and a half billion rupiah on plastic waste management facilities, as part of Love Ocean Movement or Gita Laut, a program initiated by Spatial Planning directorate general to preserve oceans.
The 2018 Asian Games produced at least 436.90 tons of waste since its opening in 27 August 2018, said a senior official of Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), in Jakarta.