The Waste Management Collaboration and Recycling Improvement Program (PILAH) is a collaborative program between the BINTARI Foundation and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Development Innovation Group (DIG) since 2019. This program seeks to improve waste recycling, one of which is through capacity building, recycling stakeholders with assistance to 54 waste banks. The BINTARI Foundation accompanied 54 waste banks.
The activities carried out are assistance activities with improved management, the process of weighing and sorting waste, including efforts to increase levels or regions as well as business development efforts. Waste bank management representatives received training related to management, safety and health, including efforts to develop the economy through business strategies. In the PILAH program, BINTARI collaborates with several stakeholders including IKUPI as the monitoring team and Diponegoro University to carry out research related to waste management policies. This program also contributes to efforts to achieve the SDGs -13th and 14th. In the end, waste management contributes to reducing the impact of climate change and preserving marine ecosystems.
Waste management is closely related to increasing public awareness. Community is a key actor in environmental management from the grass root level (below). During the process, various trainings and efforts to increase public awareness related to waste banks were carried out through the collaboration of BINTARI, IKUPI, and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning UNDIP. This cross-sector collaboration is expected to encourage sustainable environmental management efforts.
Details of program activities can be seen in the section “Policy Advocacy > National”
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