Banyuwangi Regency commits to circular economy
The circular economy committment, which involves 100% collection and resource recovery, was determined at the Clean Oceans through Clean Communities (CLOCC)’s third stakeholder workshop recently held in Banyuwangi, Indonesia, as a step towards establishing a sustainable waste management system.
As part of the Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) approach CLOCC is using, the local waste management government officials and organisations have developed two detailed scenarios for a waste management system in the Banyuwangi regency.
Scenario A focuses on stopping leakage by expanding the collection to 100% with landfilling as the main strategy, while Scenario B also focuses on 100% collection, with maximum resource recovery in addition. At the workshop, the Regency chose Scenario B, with a focus on resource recovery, as an objective and pathway for the development of a waste management system.
Resource recovery in focus
The chosen waste management scenario involves that collection will be expanded to 100% coverage within 10 years, combined with investments in facilities for recovery of waste resources. The first priority will be to stop leakage, with a formal service system that collects source separated waste and takes it to a sorting facility (TPS3R or MRF). As collection is extended to new areas, new sorting facilities and eco-parks will be established.
The next steps will be to complete and validate the waste masterplan for Banyuwangi Regency, and create an action plan for its implementation.
The chosen “maximum resource recovery” scenario will give lower greenhouse gas emissions and create more jobs than the “leakage control” scenario, but it requires substantially higher investments. The Banyuwangi regency will need investment support in order to be able to meet the targets of 60% resource recovery within 10 years.
An improved waste fee system with diversified feeds and option to opt out for organic waste collection for households with approved home treatment will also be built into the plan, in order to improve financial sustainability. Waste Banks and private value chain collection will operate in parallel with the formal system.
CLOCC will continue to cooperate with its partners and stakeholders to develop the waste masterplan and create a more circular waste management system.
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