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Jakarta Post

Pilot project to tackle used diaper waste launched

  • Nina A. Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 18 2019   /  01:09 am

Waste caused by disposable diapers is a long-standing problem everywhere, including Jakarta. Every day, tons of used diapers are dumped in Jakarta’s dumpsite and rivers. What makes matters worse is that many of them are not disposed of properly and still contain excrement, which poses a serious health risk to the river biota and humans alike.In an attempt to address the problem, a pilot project launched in West Jakarta on Friday to educate residents on how to properly dispose of used diapers.The pilot project was carried out by consumer goods producer PT Kao Indonesia, which also produces diapers, in cooperation with the West Jakarta administration and recycling company PT Guna Olah Limbah.“We are cooperating with more than 1,000 officers from 28 integrated health posts [Posyandu] in West Jakarta to carry out the program. They will help educate residents in their areas and collect us...