Authors: Enri Damanhuri, I. Made Wahyu, Tri Padmi
Addresses: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering ITB, Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung 40132, Indonesia. ' Department of Environmental Engineering ITB, Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung 40132, Indonesia. ' Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering ITB, Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung 40132, Indonesia
Abstract: This research is aimed at investigating solid waste recycling potential of Bandung Municipality (Indonesia). Results showed that the estimated MSW generated in Bandung City in 2005 was 1551 tonnes/day (6,332 m³/day based on density in handcart) or 0.59 kg/capita-day. The estimated waste recycling and composting by stakeholders have not achieved 8% (weight) from total waste generated. Like in any other major city in developing countries, the informal sectors play an important role in any recovery effort over the usable materials of waste. Recycling activities of these sectors, however, have not achieved 4% of total weight waste generated.
Keywords: MSW; municipal solid waste; solid waste management; waste generation; 3Rs; recycling; composting; Indonesia; developing countries.
World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2010 Vol.7 No.3, pp.282 - 295
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