Sarwoko Mangkoedihardjo : Priority Improvement of Solid Waste Management Practice in Java

Prof. Dr. Ir. Sarwoko Mangkoedihardjo MScES



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Jurnal Internasional




This report describes service scheme and some significant weak points for current solid waste management. The study area covers big cities in Java where population are concentrated, representing high quantity of solid waste which was pressing problems in most urbanized cities. The service management was administered by community and local government agency. Community and local government based services were accounted respectively for 10 ?? 80 % and 20 ?? 90 % of the total weight of waste. High proportion of community service did not truly represent community participation for clean and healthy environment since inappropriate handling was led to pollution. Inclusion of waste picker in the management scheme who reduces total weight of less than 10 % was insufficient in reduction of waste disposal. However, they have to be considered for existence since they live mainly from the sales of recycled materials. In the near future, socio-behavioral improvements need to be prioritized in these areas instead of pressing technological approach.