Jakarta Introduces New B3 Waste Management Program
24 June 2022 10:19 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta provincial government has introduced a new program that it hopes would cut down the amount of electronic waste as well as toxic and hazardous (B3) waste. They set officers to pick up waste at people's homes.
Jakarta environmental agency head of public participation Edy Mulyanto said they aim to reduce 1,600 kilograms of hazardous waste and e-waste that are dumped carelessly every three months.
“Every branch of the environmental agency is given this target,” said Mulyanto on June 23, Antaranews reported. “People can request officers to take their B3 waste or e-waste at home and can do that via the Jaki app.”
After the hazardous waste is taken by the team, it will then be transported to the provincial level landfill. Edy said the waste would be processed by the private sector.
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