J-Cycle Urban Alliance: Initiative to Reduce Landfill Waste

64 million tonnes of garbage are produced in Jakarta every year and this amount grows at an annual rate of 2-4%. A major landslide tragedy in 2005 led the Indonesian government to focus on Solid Waste Management (SWM). To minimise the amount of garbage going to the landfill, the government changed its focus from an “End-of-pipe” approach to a “Reduce at Source & Resource Recycling” approach. Despite these initiatives, SWM in Indonesia hasn’t improved. The United Nation’s assessment attributes this to financial constraints, and the low technical and managerial capacities of local governments. The SWM value chain in Jakarta has … Continue reading J-Cycle Urban Alliance: Initiative to Reduce Landfill Waste