UI Zero Plastic as an action towards sustainable campus

Fatma Lestari, Anom Bowolaksono, Wulan Kusuma Wardani, N. Kholis, E. Pradipta, Mufti Petala Patria, R. Priambodo

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Plastic waste has become a globalized environmental issue. Indonesia became the second-largest producer of plastic waste after China based on a report from the World Economy Forum. Waste management and individual awareness of environmental issues are challenges for Indonesia. The more individuals who move, the more waste generation will result from these activities. University of Indonesia (UI) as an educational institution has more than 50,000 academic people/year and has diverse activities. UI produced 663,984 kg of plastic waste in 2018. UI was responsible for the production of plastic waste generated as a form of effort towards sustainable universities. Efforts to increase awareness of environmental issues by conducting socialization related to the UI Zero Plastic Program in the campus environment to leaders at UI, students, employees, canteen tenants, and during major events at UI such as UI graduation and the beginning of new student activities. Based on the socialization of the UI Zero Plastic Program that has been implemented, there has been a decrease in the generation of plastic waste from 2018 to 2019. UI Rector's Decree regarding the UI Zero Plastic Program as a reference in the socialization and implementation of the UI Zero Plastic in the campus environment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021


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