Indonesia seeks collaboration with Japan to improve waste management

Yet, we need a number of appropriate, effective, affordable and environmentally friendly innovations to better manage medical waste.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment has sought collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Environment for the development of the waste management system through the establishment of the 6th joint committee on waste treatment.

The meeting was held on February 8, 2022. This was a follow-up to the 5th Joint Committee meeting held on February 19, 2021, as well as technical level working group discussions held in May 2021 and January 2022 .

“We discussed a number of ideas regarding the sustainability of the levy of waste-derived fuel (RDF) products and the analysis of the urban waste value chain,” said the coordinating MP. environmental management at the Nani Hendiarti ministry in a press release published here on Wednesday. .

Over the past two years, the Indonesian government has tried to speed up solid waste treatment by focusing on a number of priority regions, such as areas along the Citarum watershed in West Java, Super Priority Tourist Destinations (DPSP) and Denpasar metropolitan area in Bali, she informed.

“We have endeavored to manage waste in the Denpasar metropolitan area by revitalizing and constructing small waste treatment facilities and an integrated waste treatment facility,” the MP said.

In addition, the government has applied RDF technology and optimized the implementation of circular economy principles, she said.

So, she said she expected the attempts to reduce the use of landfills, while turning waste into a new economic and energy source.

In addition, the government also provides incinerators to manage medical waste, Hendiarti informed.

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“Nevertheless, we need a number of appropriate, effective, affordable and environmentally friendly innovations to better manage medical waste,” she added.

Indonesia has set targets to reduce plastic waste by 70 percent and solid waste by 30 percent, as well as manage 70 percent of solid waste by 2025, she noted.

Separately, Japan’s Environment Ministry Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs Yutaka Shoda said he expected the meeting to promote the implementation of sustainable waste management, which can improve human health and well-being.

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