Garbage Bank Grows Rapidly in Indonesia, This is the Data – Data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry states that the growth of waste banks in Indonesia is quite high from year to year. The garbage bank is estimated to have contributed to reducing waste by 1.7 percent in 2017.
The data shows that the garbage bank which is a community participation in reducing household waste amounted to 1,172 units in 2014. A year later the number has reached 3,075.
Additions continue to occur and in 2016 to 4,280 units, in 2017 amounted to 5,244 and in 2018 there were 8,036 garbage banks throughout Indonesia or nearly 800 percent of the amount in the previous four years. This growth is expected to help control the largest pile of garbage originating from households.
Garbage Bank Grows Rapidly in Indonesia, This is the Data
Haruki Agustina, Director of the B3 KLHK Waste and Contamination and Emergency Response Recovery Director, explained that 62 percent of the waste in Indonesia comes from households. “Then there must be good management in the household,” she said in the discussion ‘Woman Waste Management Save the Earth’ at the Manggala Wanabakti Building Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
Among these roles are the Cendana Unit’s Waste Bank from Bogor, which is a women’s group in the Dharma Wanita Unity of the Research and Innovation Agency (DWP BLI) KLHK. They sort waste effectively and sustainably after feeling concerned about the condition of the damaged environment full of garbage in the area.
“This garbage bank is our initiative,” said Cendana Unit’s Waste Bank Trash Protector, Nelly Agus Justianto.
The garbage bank was formed in 2018, which was started through socialization in February 2020 by inviting the Bogor City LHK Office, then in April 2018 the Cendana Unit’s Waste Bank precisely at Jalan Gunung Batu number 5, Bogor City was inaugurated. Bandar Ceme IDN
“We want more and more customers. Not only the trash, but also the person. The benefits, besides economic, there are also social and social benefits, “Nelly said.
Every garbage deposited by the customer, Nelly said, was directly paid for by the parent waste bank managed by the Bogor City LHK Office, so there was no garbage to pile up. Nelly and her friends also opened 6 branches, and all customers can transact and deposit anywhere.
We also have a customer loyalty program, this can add customer rewards, there are free courses and others. We also carry out continuous socialization to increase customers and their affordability, Nelly said.
Director of the Cendana Unit’s Waste Bank Neni Rasyid Astana added that the implementation of a minimal waste lifestyle is among the members. In every activity such as a social gathering or monthly meeting, it is not permissible to provide bottled drinking water because all participants are asked to bring their own drinking bottles, including the place to eat.
It also creates creativity from waste materials such as making spoons from used cans, rags for napkins instead of tissues and other products.