Indonesia, the world’s second biggest contributor to plastic waste in the oceans, is in a state of emergency with regard to waste problems. Its decaying trash disposal sites are struggling to cope with tens of millions of tons of waste every year.
As of 2015, an average person in Indonesia produces 0.7 kilogram of waste per day. With 250 million people, a staggering 175,000 tons of waste is produced each day, amounting to 64 million tons per year, according to data from the ministry. This waste is mostly dumped into landfill.
The landfills are struggling to cope with the ever-increasing waste as the population grows and people consume more and more. For example, South Tangerang, a 147-square-kilometer city with 1.4 million people, is lacking an adequate number of temporary trash disposal sites (TPS). Many of the existing TPS are not functioning properly, forcing a large number of residents to burn their trash and suffer the negative effects of air pollution.
The municipality’s final trash disposal site, the 2.5 hectare Cipeucang site, is predicted to run out of space at the end of 2016. It can process only 30 percent of its total daily waste production at the moment.
Another site is the country’s largest dumpsite, Bantar Gebang landfill, where Jakarta residents dump 6,700 tons of solid waste per day. Although the landfill, which started operating in 1989, was designed to use sanitary landfill technologies, in practice, it is merely an open dumping site that has generated environmental problems such as air pollution, odor and groundwater pollution in surrounding areas.
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