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Bandung on its way to zero waste

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, August 19 2019   /  01:38 am

Breathe with caution: Passersby cover their noses as they walk past mountains of garbage at an intermediary dumpsite on Jl. Puter in Bandung, West Java, on Nov. 9, 2005. The garbage had not been collected for months following the collapse of a landfill facility at the Leuwigajah dumpsite in February 2005.(JP/Arya Dipa)The Bandung city administration in West Java has been working hard to tackle its waste problem following the Leuwigajah dumpsite (TPA Leuwigajah) tragedy in 2005, in which 147 people died after being buried under a waste avalanche. The Jakarta Post’s Arya Dipa reports on his observations of Bandung’s waste management in today’s Special Report.Following the 2005 tragedy, the administration of Greater Bandung, which covers Bandung city, Cimahi city and West Bandung regency, has relied on the Sarimukti dumpsite (TPA Sarimukti) in Cipatat, West Bandung regency, as its pri...