The future of waste management

The future of waste management

YOGYAKARTA – Seven students of University of Darussalam (UNIDA) Gontor from Faculty of Sharia from the 7th semester of Law of Islamic Economics Department participated in a case discussion entitled “The Future of Waste Management in Piyungan, ​​Yogyakarta” held by the Ombudsman Institution of Yogyakarta Special Region (LO DIY) on Wednesday (12/9). The event took place at the Executive Room of Janabadra University at 09.30. local time.

The event was attended by Ombudsman Institution of DIY, Rector of Janabadra University Dr Ir. Edy Sriyono, M.T., the Environment Agency and the Environmental Service in every area of ​​Yogyakarta and the entire Academic Community of Janabadra University, Gadjah Mada University, and Indonesian Islamic University. The event was led by Fajar Wahyu Kurniawan, S.IP who served as Chief of Monitoring and Evaluation Division of DIY Ombudsman Institution and Dr Mochamad Syamsiro, S.T., MT. who served as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Janabadra University as well as the speaker of the event.

Rector of Janabadra University in his remarks said that the University welcomed the case discussion event. Some lecturer have interest in waste management in which later was processed into new energy. The more important thing is that the ubiquitous waste problems in the future will be solved especially in Piyungan. Solutions need to be taken into consideration so that our community in general, is aware of environmental sustainability.

The second speech was delivered by the Chief of LO DIY, Suryawan Rahajo S.H. LLM. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation to Janabadra University for the execution of the event because it built a good partnership among the participants. Recently, we are preoccupied with the problem of mounting rubbish in Piyungan. As an agency focusing on complaints from society, we saw it as a problem that we had to change. In this modern era, it is impossible for us to manage the household using the latest breakthroughs instead of managing in a traditional way.

This public discussion was held to look at the main problem and look for the solution since waste management has become a national issue. Hopefully, it could be beneficial for the Economy especially in terms of infrastructure and culture. Therefore, the implementation of waste management in DIY with regional action movements program such as socialization and education to the community needed to be controlled, mainly the Integrated Waste Disposal Sites (TPST) Piyungan. The results of the public discussion is that it agreed to build Waste Power Plant (PLTSa) yet there were pros and cons regarding the solution offered as well as a discussion on the acceleration of its development. Pertaining to the fact that 2021 is close, efforts to educate the community on the matter is crucial. Therefore, clear regulations formulated at the provincial level must be held because three years is a short time for the waste to increase. Unfortunetaly, it is slow in improving the infrastructure. [Rizkia Karima / Trans. Eka / Ed. Nurrahma]


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