UPNVJ Gives Views on Waste Management and Recycling in Indonesia

Public Relations UPNVJ - Jakarta "Veteran" National Development University (UPNVJ) through the Center for Sustainable and Strategic Development Studies (PUSKA SSUD) also attended the Focused Discussion Forum (FGD) regarding waste management and recycling in Indonesia. Present as UPNVJ representatives were Dr. Dianwicaksih Arieftiara, SE., Ak., M.Ak., CA., CSRS.

With the theme "Background Study on the Development of Minister of Environment and Forestry Regulation 75/2019 After 2029," this FGD was held by the Directorate of Waste Reduction, Directorate General of PSLB3, Ministry of Environment and Forestry together with the GIZ 3RproMar (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Protect Marine Environment and Coral Reefs) Project on February 20, 2024.

This forum brings together stakeholders from various sectors to discuss the integration of the informal sector into the waste management and recycling system in Indonesia.

Aims to improve the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) framework as outlined in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Regulation No. 75/2019, this forum seeks to explore the current landscape, challenges and opportunities for the involvement of the informal sector in environmental sustainability efforts.

This event, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, presents a dialogue platform between government officials, industry leaders, environmental experts and representatives from the informal sector.

From the discussions in this forum, many inputs were obtained, including the most appropriate EPR implementation design in Indonesia, EPR financing schemes, and strategic steps to realize and make EPR a success. In this way, the development of policy recommendations can be formulated to strengthen the EPR system and encourage a more inclusive approach in waste management and recycling processes in Indonesia.

The results of these discussions represent a significant step towards recognizing and utilizing the important role of the informal sector in achieving national sustainability goals. Stakeholders anticipate that this forum will produce actionable strategies to support the environment and economy, marking a step forward in Indonesia's commitment to sustainable development. (*wit/PRUPNVJ)


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