A Challenge of Inorganic Solid Waste Reduction Practices in Suburban Area

S. Susilowati, D. N. Martono, S. Wahyono, H. Herdiansyah

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In the upcoming era, developing countries face a problem in waste management. Waste management through a waste bank commonly practiced by communities in urban such as Surabaya, Tasikmalaya, Makassar and Medan, and mostly shows positive impacts. It investigates inorganic waste reduction practices at Kepodang and Kemuning waste banks in Bekasi City. Those located in the middle-class residential and slum area. Both are improving in terms of the volume of waste collected. These activities result in reducing waste to landfills, turn the trash to cash, and save natural resources. It is interesting because both waste banks have a different social-economic background. It occupies comparative analysis and correlation analysis to compare both waste banks and to analyze the correlation between the number of customers and waste reduction. It concludes that waste banks with better resources deliver better performance, and the number of customers is not in line with waste reduction. The barrier in the implementation is the low participation of the community. It's recommended to improve household participation and promote composting of organic waste at the household level to get a significant reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012055
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
Event1st International Conference Earth Science and Energy, ICESE 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 7 Nov 20198 Nov 2019


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