Indonesia, the second biggest polluter of oceans, is struggling to dispose off and recycle waste generated in the country.
69% of country’s waste amounting to 64 million tonnes per year ends up in landfills. Of the 200 landfills in Indonesia, only 10% have adequate sanitation technologies. Despite various initiatives by the government, Indonesians are yet to take recycling seriously, with just 2% of waste annually recycled. Garbage bank scheme created in 2011 is the latest initiative by authorities to encourage recycling. The government also plans to ease rules regarding permits for establishing new disposal sites to facilitate better waste management.
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