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Jakarta Post

Philippine cities share best practices in waste management

  • Ardila Syakriah and Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Penang/Bandung   /   Thu, October 24 2019   /  12:42 am

Not going to waste: Workers of the Babakan Sari integrated waste processing site in Bandung, West Java, shovel organic waste to be processed into compost on Monday. The facility receives at least 900 kilograms of organic waste from eight subdistricts daily, including for a zero-waste pilot project.(JP/Arya Dipa)As Indonesian cities struggle to implement their zero-waste initiatives, two cities in the Philippines, have cut down on waste management costs thanks to a detailed and effective system.The director of the Bioscience and Biotechnology Development Foundation (YPBB), David Sutasurya, who has been assisting several local administrations in West Java in developing policies to implement the initiative, said the lack of a clear national mandate on decentralized waste management resulted in slow progress toward reaching zero-waste goals.He addressed the issue during the International Zer...