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South Tangerang advances with multi-benefit waste demolisher

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South Tangerang   /   Sun, July 21, 2019   /  01:27 pm
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Workers sort and pack trash to be transported to the ABU and Co. treatment facility in Serpong, South Tangerang on Thursday. The facility utilizes pyrolysis to demolish trash completely. (Photo courtesy of ABU and Co/-)

Growing satellite city South Tangerang faces similar incessant waste issues as the rest of Jakarta and its surrounding areas, but baby steps have been taken as a new waste processing initiative has emerged to manage solid waste piling up in the city. South Tangerang in Banten province sends an average of 1,070 tons of waste daily to its landfills, according to data from the Environment and Forestry Ministry last year. Of the figure, as much as 615 tons go untreated, meaning it is not sorted or turned into other materials such as compost. ABU and Co, a private integrated waste processing facility in Serpong, South Tangerang, has taken action to minimize and utilize solid waste. It initiated a zero-waste treatment model using a machine called a Multi-Benefit Waste Demolisher, or Musayama (Musnah Sampah Kaya Manfaat). “The machine can destroy trash, and it only produces littl...