Another Move to Help Make Tegal a Waste-free City
Trinseo's Let's Do Recycling! Program (LDR!P), an advocacy program in Indonesia aimed at educating and helping reduce plastic waste since 2019, has collaborated further with the Tegal City Government through the Environmental Agency on the "Tegal Towards a Waste-free City" program.
The program was inaugurated on August 15, 2023 at Khas Tegal Hotel. Some 27 sub-district representatives in Tegal City attended the event. The program not only provides education related to waste recycling across the community, but also encourages people to actively participate in two interesting competitions:
"Concrete action to manage waste in Tegal City needs to be taken. We need to start from upstream to solve this problem. Not only from the government, but also comprehensive collaboration is needed with the private sector, manufacturers and the environmental community to maximize the results," said Lestari.
Hanggara Sukandar, Trinseo's President Director cum Director of Environment & Sustainability Affairs, Responsible Care® Indonesia, explained that the "Tegal Towards Waste-free City" program involves all environmental activists and all sub-districts of Tegal City. "Since 2020, we have collaborated with the Tegal City Government to enhance literacy. This year, to welcome World Cleanup Day in September, we are kicking off the Program by involving the community to actively participate in waste management and recycling activities," indicated Sukandar.
(from left) Indriani Winarti, S.Pi., Head of Waste Management, B3 Waste and Environmental Capacity Building Division Tegal Environmental Agency, Hanggara Sukandar, Trinseo's President Director cum Director of Environment & Sustainability Affairs, Responsible Care® Indonesia, Dra. Nany Lestari, M.M., Head of Tegal City Environmental Agency at the inauguration
"The Program covers all stages from upstream to downstream in the waste chain. We hope that with support and active participation from the community, the vision of making Tegal a waste-free city can be realized," concluded Lestari.
Tegal City became an organizer of LDR!P In early 2021. Nany Lestari, the Head of Tegal City Environmental Agency, revealed that the total waste production in Tegal city could reach 200 tons per day. The buildup of waste is overloading several waste dumping sites.