‘We can’t put our money in garbage’: Philippine cities share best practices in waste management

‘We can’t put our money in garbage’: Philippine cities share best practices in waste management

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-10-17 17:19

As Indonesian cities struggle to implement their zero waste initiatives, two cities in the Philippines, have cut down on waste management costs thanks to a detailed and effective system. The director of the Bioscience and Biotechnology Development Foundation (YPBB), David Sutasurya, who has been assisting several local administrations in West Java in developing policies to implement the initiative, said the lack of a clear national mandate on decentralized waste management resulted in slow progress toward reaching zero waste goals. He addressed the issue during the International Zero Waste Cities Conference organized by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and the Consumer’s Association of Penang, held on Monday and Tuesday in Penang, Malaysia. The event gathered officials and organizations from various regions in support of the initiative, includ...

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