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Java’s mangroves pay a high price for stopping plastic flowing out to sea

Source: Mongabay Date: 5 April 2021 Mangroves are known to trap plastic waste and stop it entering the sea, but this defense comes at a high cost to mangrove forests themselves, a new study shows.Researchers working in Indonesia's Central Java province found plastic carpeting half of the mangrove fl...
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LIPI Recycles Disposable Face Mask Waste into Plastic Pellets

Source: Tempo.coDate: 18 February 2021 The disposable face mask waste is a new problem in the society amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the household level. The team of researchers from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) is figuring out the solution to the matter by recycling disp...
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Plastics could help build a sustainable future – here’s how

Source: The Conversation Date: 12 August 2020  The disposal of plastics is a global problem. They are nearly indestructible in natural conditions but are discarded worldwide on a large scale. The world produces around 359 million metric tons of plastics each year. Nature cannot address the...
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In Indonesia, coronavirus floods Cisadane River with extra hazard: medical waste

Source: Reuters Date: 1 September 2020  For the residents along Indonesia's Cisadane River, the coronavirus has brought not just deadly disease, but also a deluge of medical waste: a constant stream of syringes, face masks and hazmat suits floating by. The double threat for those who depen...
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Circular Economy, A System That Can Realize Sustainable Development

Source: Katadata Date: 26 August 2020  The Indonesian government continues to promote the realization of a circular economy system. This system has the potential to realize sustainable and environmentally friendly development. Indonesia is in the midst of implementing a circular economy. T...
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Plastic pollution plagues Southeast Asia amid Covid-19 lockdowns

Source: South China Morning Post Date: 9 August 2020  Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia have seen a surge in plastic waste as environmental awareness takes a back seat to health concernsThere has been a heavy reliance on food-delivery services and online shopping ...
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Global electronic waste up 21% in five years, and recycling isn’t keeping up

Source: The Conversation Date: 10 July 2020 Each year, the total amount of electric and electronic equipment the world uses grows by 2.5 million tonnes. Phones, radios, toys, laptops – if it has a power or battery supply it's likely to join a growing mountain of "e-waste" after use. In 2019 alo...
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Deadline Approaching for Jakarta Waste Plants as Landfill to Reach Full Capacity in 2021

Source: Jakarta Globe Date: 27 July 2020 Jakarta's city administration has pledged to accelerate the construction of intermediate waste treatment facilities to convert waste to energy at four locations across the capital as the city's Bantargebang landfill in West Jawa would reach its full-capa...
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Govt inaugurates Central Java plant able to produce fuel from waste

Source: The Jakarta Post Date: 21 July 2020 The government inaugurated on Monday a facility to produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF), a fuel made of various types of waste, in Cilacap, Central Java, as part of efforts to improve Indonesia's waste management and speed up the country's transition to ...
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Can Plastic and Rubber Industry Recover from COVID-19?

PT Pamerindo Indonesia held a webinar titled "A Strategy Overview on How Indonesia's Plastics & Rubber Industry Recover Post COVID-19", focusing on the current state of the plastics and rubber industry in Indonesia, its current challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and possible s...
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South Tangerang landfill wall collapses, spilling 100 tons of waste into Cisadane River

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 23 May 2020 The support walls of the Cipeucang landfill in Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten, collapsed on Friday morning, spilling around 100 metric tons of waste into the Cisadane River. Yepi Suherman, the South Tangerang environmental agency secretary, confirmed that ...