Consumers Rights: Know How Waste4Change Recycles Waste

The World Consumer Rights Day which is celebrated every March 15th was initiated by the President of the United States of America John F Kennedy who proposed a law on consumer rights on March 15, 1962. The “Declaration of Consumer Right” has 4 basic consumer rights, the right to be informed is one of them. 

The Indonesian Constitutional Law No. 8 of 1999 about Consumer Protection in Chapter III Part One Article 4 has stated that besides the right to choose, consumers also have the right to receive correct, clear, and honest information about goods or services they want to buy/consume.

As an effort to fulfill one of your rights as a Waste4Change consumer, let’s find out how the waste that you provide to Waste4Change will be processed!

Waste4Change’s Waste Management Principles

Waste4Change’s waste management principles focus on sorting waste optimally to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill. We never stop reminding our consumers and clients to reduce their production of residual waste (waste that is difficult to recycle and usually ends up in the landfill). Textile waste, styrofoam, and used wet wipes are several examples of residual waste. 

To meet our consumer and client demands on waste management in cities outside Jabodetabek, we have also collaborated with waste banks as partners and recycling agents. We invite these parties to improve how waste is sorted in order to reduce the waste that ends up in the landfill.

How Waste4Change Processes The Waste? 

Here’s how we process our clients’ waste in order to reduce the number of waste that ends up in the landfill:

  1. Waste that has been sorted into categories (at least; organic, inorganic paper, and inorganic non-paper) by clients will be collected in a segregated condition by Waste4Change operators. The type of waste transported will be varied depending on the selected service and the area where the client lives. 
  2. Most of the waste collected from clients in the Bekasi area will be distributed to the Waste4Change Material Recovery Facility (Rumah Pemulihan Material) and will be distributed to Waste4Change’s waste sorting partners for locations outside the Bekasi area.
  3. Waste will be sorted again in more details.

    Waste sorting in Material Recovery House (Rumah Pemulihan Material)
  4. At the Waste4Change Material Recovery House (Rumah Pemulihan Material), organic waste will be processed into compost using the open windrow method. To reduce organic waste, we also use the organic waste as feed for Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae. The Black Soldier Fly larvae is high in protein and really good for animal and fish feed.
  5. For the inorganic waste, it will be sorted again based on its plastic type (PET, HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PP, PS, Other), glass, metal, cardboard paper, UBC (Used Beverage Carton) milk carton, and residual waste.
  6. After being chopped by plastic chopper machine and pressed by a hydraulic machine, the inorganic waste that can still be recycled will be distributed to our recycling partners and waste bank.

    Inorganic waste being pressed by a hydraulic machine
  7. The collected residual waste will be picked up periodically by government officers and will be transported to the designated landfill according to the client’s area as has been appointed by the local government.
  8. Special for the Zero-Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) service, the client’s residual waste will not end up in the landfill, as it will be transported by our collaborator who are able to process residual waste into cement raw materials using refuse-derived fuel (RDF) technology.

Clients who have subscribed to Waste4Change’s services will later get a waste journey report to help improve the waste management.

Waste4Change is currently available in three different cities in Indonesia: Bekasi (head office), Semarang, and Sidoarjo. Our Responsible Waste Management (RWM) service provides waste transportation and recycling services for your company and business in 10 cities in Indonesia (Medan, Jabodetabek, Bandung, Semarang, Sidoarjo, and Surabaya). Meanwhile, Waste4Change’s Personal Waste Management service will pick up the individual inorganic waste directly to the client’s house. This service operates in several sub-districts such as Jakarta, Tangerang and Bekasi.

Let’s manage your waste wisely with Waste4Change. Find out more at w4c.id!

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