Waste4Change Waste Management Awareness Survey 2019 Results

Waste4Change Waste Management Awareness Survey 2020 Results
Waste4Change Waste Management Awareness Survey 2020 Results

The Path to a Better Indonesian Waste Management

To provide responsible waste management solutions for the community and clients, Waste4Change conducts a regular annual survey (join our 2020 Waste Mangement Awareness Survey) aimed to monitor the development of behavior and understanding of the community related to waste management.


When compared to other countries such as South Korea, Japan, Germany, and Sweden, waste management in Indonesia still needs to be improved. Evidenced by the results of the KLHK study in 2017, 60% of Indonesian’s waste is organic. It is also evident from the study results of Waste4Change and Dinas Kebersihan DKI Jakarta, also the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2016, that there is still an illegal practice of waste burial and incineration by Indonesian people that can pollute the environment.

One of Waste4Change’s missions is to introduce the concept of My Trash My Responsibility (Sampahku Tanggung Jawabku), which means willing to provide energy, time, and money to ensure that the waste produced is properly managed and recycled so as not to pollute the environment.

My Trash My Responsibility (Sampahku Tanggung Jawabku) means willing to provide energy, time, and money to ensure that the waste produced is properly managed and recycled so as not to pollute the environment.

Coupled with the fact that the current situation of landfills in Indonesia is in overcapacity emergency, the community needs to work together with the government and related agencies to reduce and manage waste to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill (read also: All Things We Need to Know about Indonesia Clean-From-Waste 2025)

The following is a summary of the results of the 2019 Waste4Change Waste Management Awareness Survey:

The survey was conducted on:

  • 429 respondents
  • 18.2% Male and 82.8% Female
  • DKI Jakarta and several cities in Indonesia

What do you think about when you hear the word ‘waste’:

  • 45.5% Dirty & Smelly
  • 54.5% Recycling

Do you know where your waste ends?

  • 65.9% Know
  • 34.1% Don’t Know

Most troubling waste management issues:

  • 23.8% The low recycling rate
  • 18.6% The danger of microplastic
  • 17.9% The condition of waste landfill (TPA) that can no longer fulfill needs
  • 16.1%  The increasing food waste production
  • 15.9% Illegal trash burning/hoarding/disposal
  • 7.7% other

Waste management fee set aside every month (in rupiah)

  • 28.4% None
  • 16.8% Rp25.000 – Rp50.000
  • 11.7% Rp50.000 – Rp100.000
  • 6.5% Rp.100.000 – Rp.200.000
  • 7.5% Rp10.000 – Rp25.000

Waste Management Behavior:

  • 92.8% expect a better waste management system in Indonesia
  • 76,5% have reduced the use of disposable products
  • 49,2% have sorted waste at home
  • 24,5% left their waste with the recycling agent or the garbage bank
  • 22,4% had processed their organic waste into compost at home
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