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The Performance of Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Program in Depok, Indonesia

Gabriel Andari Kristanto, Irma Gusniani, Aristiati Ratna, Aristiati Ratna



various official terms in Indonesia, waste is often defined as residual material
that its function and benefit has decreased to the minimum level. Meanwhile,
increasing demand of raw materials drives higher cost of supply due to increasing
extraction cost and limited supply. This situation encourages industries to be
more innovative to reuse and recycle used materials. This research aims to analyze
economic and environmental potential of municipal solid waste as a source of
raw materials for industrial sector, especially in recycling industries. A
recycling case study is conducted at a waste treatment unit in Depok, Indonesia
where recyclable materials are highly variable in types and amount.  One of key finding to increase percent of recyclable materials is to encourage waste separation
at source either encouraging it by economic incentives
or increasing environmental awareness among the households. Thus, this would
simultaneously increasing amount and quality of
wastes being recycled and at the end their price.

Keywords: solid waste, recycling, recovery factor, economic benefit

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