2nd Indonesia CEF’s 10 Best Innovations in Sustainable Waste Management

Supporting the emerge of local innovators, especially those who contributed their ideas and efforts in providing better waste management system,  Waste4Change has included an abstract poster competition as a part of The 2nd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (CEF) 2018, which held on the 28-30th of June 2018 at Grand City Convex, Surabaya.

The competition’s details were published in May 2018, calling all Indonesian innovators of all ages and backgrounds to participate in presenting their abstract poster design using “Sustainability and Waste Management” as a theme. Ten of the selected candidates were invited to the CEF event to talk about their innovations on stage. One winner with the best abstract poster design was chosen—brought home a prize of 5 million Rupiahs.

The judges and audiences were quite mesmerized by the amazing ideas the competition candidates have shown in the event. You may judge it yourself, here are the 10 best innovation designs of The 2nd Indonesian CEF 2018:

Tofu Paper by Abdullah Ubaid

Tofu is known as one of the healthiest food in the market, but little does know that the waste from the tofu-making process, if not handled properly, could act as a pollutant to our river ecosystem, increasing metal content and stench.

As a solution to the main issue stated, Abdullah Ubaid has found a way to make the tofu waste into tofu paper, a food packaging that can be consumed directly without generating new waste.

POPOK by Anca Laika

Considering the fact that used baby diapers mostly end up in Indonesian rivers, creating both undesirable odor and sickening water pollutants, Anca Laika from Airlangga University has created POPOK  or also known as LISA KEPO (beLI SAyur paKE POpok – buy vegetable using used diapers). The programme has been introduced to the small local community in Surabaya, successfully assimilating the knowledge of used diapers recycling process into their daily life.

TRI Up Cycle by Anissa Fauziah

Tackling the alarming issue of Kalimantan deforestation, TRI came up with the idea of reducing deforestation rate by upcycling one of wood process products: fabric. TRI then design products from that material to sell to the people aiming to raise their awareness of deforestation in Indonesia also to promote conscious consumption.

RADUB by Damara Putra Prasadana et al

RADUB stands for Remaja Al-Fath Daur Ulang Botol, a group of teenagers from local Surakarta community to take part in bottle recycling process. Damara Putra Prasadana and a couple of his teenager friends are concerned with the current state of Indonesia environment condition, so they decided to make a better surrounding for their families, friends, and community.

Ecobrick by Delphine Robbe et al

The Gili Eco Trust, an organization made by Delphine Robbe and team, is committed to finding solutions to reduce the size of the ever-growing landfill in the center of Gili Trawangan, Lombok. They managed to collaborate with the local brick maker to include the processed glass bottle wastes into their brick products—creating more resilient and eco-friendly building materials in the process.

School of Biomass Creativity by Lolita Udin Riestanti et al

Biomass produced from the lignocellulose materials (rice straw, tree bark, and so forth) are abundant, biodegradable, and precious natural resources, which often got decomposed in the landfill and ended up contributing to the release of carbon and climate change.

The School of Biomass Creativity exists to educate people about the benefit of biomass and how to convert biomass into economically valuable products.

Kayuh Wooden Bike by Maulidan Isbar

kayuh-wooden-bike-indonesia Sumber: MLDSPOT

Maulidan Isbar came up with the solution for big cities traffic problem: Kayuh Wooden Bike, an electric-powered wooden bike made from the rubber tree. As we know, reduction in the number of oil-powered vehicles would make a significant impact in the number of the carbon contributed to the climate change. As for the use of wood as the main ingredient for their products, Kayuh Wooden Bike claimed that they only use unproductive rubber trees, which are normally being used as fuel or even discarded into nature.

CashTrash by R. Elena Lie

Being interested in the idea of zero-waste lifestyle, Elena Lie created Cash Trash, a programme which leverages mobile technology and optimizes logistics and transportation to increase the transparency, value, and efficiency of the waste management system.

DLH Malang by Renung Rubiataji

Concerned with the ill condition of the river near the Brantas landfill, Malang, Renung Rubiataji has created a domestic waste treatment model using an anaerobic digestion reactor with a processing capacity of 2 tons per day and produces 0.75 tons of compost per day, also biogas.

Magalarva by Xandega et al – FIRST WINNER

larva-black-soldier-flies Sumber: Youtube Living Web Farms

Food waste is one of the major GHG (Green House Gas) contributor that causes global warming. The management of waste at this moment in Indonesia is highly mismanaged, placing Indonesia as the 2nd highest food waster in the world.

Xandega and team proposing the idea of using Black Soldier Fly (BSF), a type of insect fly which consumed food waste faster and further than normal flies. Their business, Magalarva, mainly using adult BSF as the natural food waste degradation agent, meanwhile processing the BSF larvae into a new source of food protein.

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