Jakarta Households Contribute to 60 Percent of City Waste



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta Provincial Government states that the household sector is the biggest contributor to waste in the capital. Head of the Jakarta Environment Agency, Andono Warih, said that 60 percent of the 7,600 tons of garbage produced in Jakarta every day come from residential areas.

    Therefore, he said, the Jakarta Administration encourages the people to manage waste in their own environment. Andono said this step has been carried out through a movement translated as 'trash is our together responsibility' or Samtama (Sampah Tanggung Jawab Bersama).

    "That refers to the Regional Strategic Policy in waste and household management," Andono said while accompanying Governor Anies Baswedan at the National Waste Concern Day event in East Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta, on Friday, February 21, 2020.

    Samtama encourages the community to sort and process household garbage in their own neighborhood. Waste that cannot be processed by residents will then be taken by the Environment Agency and processed at an integrated waste treatment facility. Through this project, Jakarta is targeting a reduction in the volume of waste sent to landfills by 30 percent.


    ADAM PRIREZA | DIO SUHENDA (Intern Translator)