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Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Abfallwirtschaft (ABF-BOKU), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 70. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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Waste management in Indonesia is a massive challenge due to its complexity. As a part of the solution, the development of recycling is an essential and promising measure to decrease environmental burdens. The Ministry of Environment promotes decentralized waste banks, Bank Sampah (Indonesian term of waste banks). These waste banks are waste collection points for the residents, although not all generated waste is accepted. In most cases, sorted recyclable waste is received that has economic value, such as paper, metal, plastic, and glass. Residents bring separated recyclable or less often organic waste to the waste bank where it is treated as a deposit. The waste deposits are converted mostly into money, which can be withdrawn by the residents. In Indonesia, the recycling rate is about 20%, from which the waste banks responsible for about 0.1-0.2%. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficiency of waste banks. In the course of the analysis, ten waste banks in three areas of Indonesia were interviewed and evaluated based on a scorecard. The results show a potential contribution to the waste banks in the recycling rate rising. One of the most essential and successful attempts is the offer of educational events in the waste banks. Unfortunately, the waste bank system has several shortcomings too, which prevent their efficient operation, such as the density of sites, financial issues, lack of awareness among residents, and the opportunity to integrate the informal sector.

Beurteilende(r): Salhofer Stefan Petrus

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