Application of waste bank use in reducing household waste in sub-urban area?

S. Susilowati, H. Herdiansyah

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Household waste becomes a problem in sub-urban area like Bekasi City. The quantity of waste to landfill increased from 2011-2015. To improve the situation the local government initiatives to reduce it by establishing Bank Sampah Induk Patriot (BSIP-waste bank in the city level) with the responsibilities to improve the participation of citizens on 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) by educating and supporting them to build a waste bank in each rukun warga (RW-informal unit under village). This action is followed by issuing the new regulation concerning waste management based on community participation. This study aims to analyse the correlation between waste bank and household waste in term on reduction to landfill and financial benefit using Pearson correlation analysis. The results show issuing BSIP and new regulation impact on increasing the number of waste banks significantly. However, it is found the number of active waste bank is only 18.5%. The results show there is very strong correlation between the number of waste banks and the amount of waste reduction. It means the waste banks is effective to reduce waste to landfill. It's recommended to BSIP to encourage the inactive waste banks and coordinate with the local authorities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012050
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2019
Event1st International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science, ICEAS 2019 - Madiun, East Java, Indonesia
Duration: 21 Aug 2019 → …


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