Waste4Change Cooperates with Two Dutch-Based Companies, Afvalzorg and BreAd, to Improve Solid Waste Management in Indonesia

Jakarta, 10th March 2020Waste4Change signs Letter of Intent (LOI) with two Dutch-based companies, Afvalzorg and BreAd for the improvement of solid waste management (SWM) in Indonesia. 

The signing of Letter of Intent between Waste4Change, Alfvazorg, and BreAd to improve Solid Waste Management in Indonesia The signing of Letter of Intent between Waste4Change, Afvalzorg, and BreAd to improve Solid Waste Management in Indonesia

This cooperation will cover several aspects, namely to extend the use of Black Soldier Flies (BSF) to treat organic waste in Indonesia based on a pilot project. Based on 2017 data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), the waste composition in Indonesia is dominated by organic waste, which accounts for 60% out of the 64 tons of waste that were produced each year. 

Black Soldier Flies (BSF) itself is a type of fly that has the ability to consume and reduce organic waste. The output of the organic waste that has been processed by BSF can, later on, be used as compost, meanwhile, the residual wastewater can be turned into biogas. BSF flies themselves can be bred and sold as animal feed that is rich with protein. In addition, the eggs and larvae can also be marketed for various purposes.  

The BSF pilot project will also provide considerations as to whether or not the Black Soldier Flies method is feasible in producing marketable protein-rich products while reducing the negative impact of organic waste on the environment.

The signing of Letter of Intent between Waste4Change, Alfvazorg, and BreAd to improve Solid Waste Management in Indonesia The signing of Letter of Intent between Waste4Change, Afvalzorg, and BreAd to improve Solid Waste Management in Indonesia

Waste4Change, Afvalzorg, and BreAd also intend to cooperate in supporting cities and regions in Indonesia with analyzing their existing Solid Waste Management situation, improving their knowledge levels through capacity building and, based on this, setting up Solid Waste Management (SWM) bankable master plans that can be used to look for external financing. 

The signing of Letter of Intent between Waste4Change, Alfvazorg, and BreAd to improve Solid Waste Management in Indonesia The signing of Letter of Intent between Waste4Change, Afvalzorg, and BreAd to improve Solid Waste Management in Indonesia

Besides supporting the solid waste management aspect in cities and regions in Indonesia, the three cooperating parties are also targeting the improvement of infrastructure and operations on dumpsites and landfills in Indonesia in order to reduce their negative impacts on the environment, to elevate their service levels and eventually to improve the working conditions of the waste management operator

This cooperation is aligned with the existing conditions of landfills in Indonesia that have started to become overcapacity. Bantar Gebang landfill, for instance, is estimated to be able to operate only until 2021, which receives a daily amount of 7,000 tons of waste from Jakarta. Then there is also the Piyungan landfill in Yogyakarta, which accommodate around 3,000 tons of waste per day, whereas the amount that can be processed is merely 400 tons. 

With the cooperation between Waste4Change, Afvalzorg, and BreAd, it is hoped that the cities and regions in Indonesia, especially its dumping sites and landfills, can improve their capacity in solid waste management, especially in managing organic waste.  

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