Environmental Impact Assessment on Plastic Waste Recycling Business in Bengkulu City, Indonesia

Sisilia Dwi Puspita, Ahyahudin Sodri, Suyud Warno Utomo

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In Indonesia, small-scale plastic recycling businesses dominate the plastic waste recycling business. The practice of plastic waste recycling in developing countries also does not pay attention to the Environment and is not energy and material efficient during the process. Andusti Simpari company in Bengkulu City is one of the small-scale plastic waste recycling companies that face common problems such as the use of human labor, inefficient energy, and lack of liquid waste management, which has the potential to cause eutrophication and produce greenhouse gases in the form of CO2 which can contribute to global warming. This study aims to assess the environmental impact of eutrophication and the global warming potential (GWP) of businesses using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method. Cradle to grave LCA is applied to small-scale plastic waste recycling, with 1000kg of shredded plastic/day production capacity. From the LCA analysis, it is known that to produce 1 kg of shredded plastic can produce as much as 0.97363 KgCO2eq of pollutants that contribute to the Global Warming Potential (GWP) and eutrophication of 0.01492 kg PO4.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012022
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event3rd International Symposium of Earth, Energy, Environmental Science, and Sustainable Development - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 27 Aug 202228 Aug 2022


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