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Coordinating Minister Luhut Inaugurates TPST Samtaku Bali

SUSTAINABILITY | 1 October 2021

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut B. Pandjaitan, accompanied by Deputy for Coordination of Environmental and Forestry Management, Nani Hendiarti, inaugurated the Integrated Waste Management Site – 'My Waste My Responsibility' (TPST-Samtaku) Jimbaran, Badung Regency, Bali. It is known that the Samtaku TPST was built in collaboration with the Badung Regency Government (Pemkab) with PT. Danone-AQUA and PT. Reciki Mantap Jaya (Reciki).

"Collaboration of the local government and the private sector like this is a very good example to be applied in dealing with waste, as well as the implementation of a paradigm shift in integrated waste management with a circular economy approach," said Coordinating Minister Luhut at the location, Friday (10-9-2021).

Coordinating Minister Luhut explained that the problem of solid waste in the Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar, and Tabanan areas, in particular, should be given serious attention, considering that the Sarbagita Regional Final Processing Site (TPA Regional) is no longer able to accommodate waste. Since the cancellation of the plan to implement waste processing into electrical energy (PSEL) at the Sarbagita TPA, the government and the provincial government of Bali are targeting to take action to handle waste as close as possible from the source through revitalisation and construction of new TPS-3R.

"We have agreed on the steps to complete the handling of waste, by revitalising TPS-3R and building several new TPSTs, so that waste can be handled as close as possible to the source, coupled with the existence of TPSTs such as Samtaku which apply more advanced technology in waste processing, It is hoped that the waste generation in Bali can be handled almost completely so that we will no longer depend on the TPA,” explained Coordinating Minister Luhut.

It is known that this TPST was built on an area of ​​5000m2 which is prepared to process 120 tons of waste per day. By promoting the Zero Waste to Landfill model, all waste transported to this facility will be processed to be fully reused, so that no residue will be transported to the Final Processing Site.

In this case, I also expect a greater commitment from the local government to overcome this waste problem through the provision of an adequate budget and strengthening the capacity of human resources and institutions. We as the government also need to unravel this waste problem unusually. We continue to encourage forms of waste processing that are environmentally sound, and at the same time we try to take advantage of the waste processing,” explained Coordinating Minister Luhut.

On the same occasion, Deputy Nani said that waste management must be carried out in an integrated manner from upstream to downstream so that all waste can be handled optimally and can be taken advantage of.
We encourage integrated waste management from the source. All waste must be segregated from the start to facilitate the processing process. Organic waste is processed into compost, inorganic waste such as plastic, paper, glass, metal, processed by material recycling or energy recycling, so that it can become a new product that can be utilised,” said Deputy Nani.

During the visit, the Director of Sustainable Development of Danone Indonesia Danone-AQUA, Karyanto Wibowo, explained the management of waste management at the TPST Samtaku Jimbaran facility. All waste transported to the TPST will be processed based on its type.

For organic waste, composting will be carried out with a processing capacity of 40 tons/day. Plastic bottles will be recycled into new plastic bottles, and waste residue will be processed using Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) technology.

"Currently, Danone-AQUA has been running a business partnership for recycling used plastic bottles through the development of waste banks, TPS3R/TPST, and plastic waste collectors in 17 regencies/cities throughout Indonesia, and has succeeded in collecting at least 13,000 tons of used plastic bottles per year helped empower more than 9,000 scavengers,” he concluded.

Also attending this event were the Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster, the Regent of Tabanan, I Komang Gede Sanjaya, and several other officials.