To tackle waste issues, ministries are prepping up to issue a regulation to charge plastic bags.
Capt. Rudiana, Director of Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, said that the waste throwing case could happened as it was hard to monitor on board the ships.
A senior official urges local administrations to be creative in tackling waste issues, especially those with minimum budget.
Waste issues cannot be tackled from ecological approach and pollution but also economic approach as one of the models following circular economy has become a solution for waste issues in Europe.
An alliance of major companies considers circular economy model would tackle waste issues, especially on product packaging, and ready to cooperate with the government.
Jenna Jambeck published a research back in 2015 on Indonesia’s use of small plastic packaging, or sachet, revealing that low-middle class people consume these packaging resulting to pilling up waste in coastal areas.
As a nation with the waste to energy technology, Finland had offered cooperation to apply the technology that uses thermal process to Indonesia.
Indonesia and Denmark establish an agreement to tackle waste and water issues worth of nearly US$150,000 through sharing best practice and innovation.
At least ten tons of plastic and cans waste produced by Bogor Botanical Garden every year. Lack of people’s awareness and increasing visitors resulted to piling up waste in the site.
KLHK with hiking communities, organizations, and associations will set up clean waste procedure guidance for national parks and outside national parks.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Tuesday (28/2) encouraged industries and public, in general, to take responsibilities and manage their own wastes.
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.