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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Status: Finished, applying for new funds

Indonesia has a big problem with solid waste, because there is no proper system to deal with the produced trash. Therefore a lot of trash ends up in the ocean, mangrove areas and in forests. Manengkel Solidaritas had a project to teach coastal communities to adapt to the trash problem and it was a success. Currently they are looking for new funds to transfer the concept to more villages.

Why?

  • solid waste can be found in every area of the coasts of North Sulawesi, it destroys the marine system and kills a lot of animals living in the ocean

  • many coastal communities are not aware of the long term effects of throwing solid waste in the ocean

  • there is no system to deal with the trash produced in the daily life, therefore no one feels responsible for the trash

Activities

The project is focused on three main areas

 

Waste management

  • improve the sustainability of waste management systems in coastal villages around the bay of Amurang

  • training to increase community income based on plastic segregation and sales

  • training sessions that will provide communities with effective recycling tools and techniques, especially for making compost and preparing vertical gradens in Arakan village

 

Food Security

  • encourage communities to produce food locally and become less dependent on external supplies

  • trainings in verti-culture and organic farming

Environmental Education

  • classes to raise awareness of the threats to marine and coastal environments

  • trainings for teachers

Results

Waste Management

  • successful implemantation in the villages of Rap-Rap, Arakan, Sondakan villages, North Sulawesi, Indonesia\

  • households in three villages were equipped with double containers bins

  • waste collection centers were established in all three villages

  • Monthly monitoring system of household waste was established

  • Five households of each villages took part in a pilot composting system.

Food Security

  • Raising awareness of the benefits of traditional and locally grown food

  • Dependency on external food supply was decreased by 20%

  • The number of households practicing verti-culture and organic farming increased by 20%

Environmental Education

  • 70% of students (grade 4 and 5) from the villages attended classes about coastal environmental care.

  • Three teachers from three primary schools were trained to deliver lessons on marine and coastal environment issues ensuring the long term suitability of marine education in these areas.

Project was supported by