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CLOCC conducts waste study in 189 villages

CLOCC’s research finds that 48% of villages in Banyuwangi use open burning to handle their waste, and 13% disposes their waste in waterways.

The findings are based on a research survey with 189 villages across Banyuwangi participating. The purpose of the research was to explore the waste management systems and practises on the ground in local communities.

This information is helpful in order to determine which waste management systems are best suited for the local conditions.

Investigating local practises

31% of the villages have a waste management system, while 69% are lacking one. In the villages without a waste management system, the inhabitants use other practises including burning, dumping on vacant land, burying and disposing in waterways.

15% of the inhabitants in the villages in the survey are managing their waste responsibly. This includes disposing waste in waste bins, and waste is collected by waste workers.

In some of the villages that have formal waste management, the system is not operational.

The majority of the villages that have a waste management system also have a TPS, which is a temporary shelter before the waste is moved to the recycling or processing site. 18 of the villages have a TPS3R (waste processing facility), but only 8 of them are operational.

34% of the villages have waste management regulations, and 66% of the villages are lacking regulations.

CLOCC’s research has found that average domestic waste generation on the village level was 2,44 liter per person a day. All villages in Banywangi, with a population of 1.453.53, generate around 537,8 ton per day. The amount of waste collected is relatively low, around 61,42 ton per day.

Mapping waste streams and collection

This data is part of a larger research project conducted by CLOCC in cooperation with local partner InSWA (Indonesia Solid Waste Association).

The purpose of the research is to investigate waste generation and composition in households. This was to find out how much, and which waste is generated in Banyuwangi, and how many have access to responsible waste management. With this baseline, CLOCC can work more efficiently towards reaching the target of significantly reducing marine plastic waste and plastic pollution.

One quarter of the villages have already expressed their willingness to pay for a better waste management system, and together with partners InSWA and SystemIQ we work to expand sustainable waste management to all of the Banyuwangi regency.

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