Indonesian Waste Awareness Day 2020: What Matters Most?

Fifteen years ago, exactly on February 21, 2005, a waste landslide occurred at the Leuwigajah Landfill, Cimahi, West Java. This tragedy then triggered the declaration of the Indonesian Waste Awareness Day which is celebrated annually with different themes. Waste issues, however, have been recognized as a global rather than local environmental problem, because of the significant contribution of waste-related emissions to, for example, climate change. In Sweden, although their waste management system is considered to function well, it is estimated that 70% of the recyclable and biodegradable waste is still collected unsorted and subsequently incinerated, regardless of the ample sorting infrast


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