UNS — In commemoration of World Environment Day, the Environmental Science Study Program (Prodi), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA), Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta, and UNS Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Center held a workshop for Village Heads in Soloraya related to waste management standards in accelerating village-based SDGs program in Soloraya on Tuesday (7/6/2022). This event is held at UNS Inn and also broadcasted through the Zoom Cloud Meeting app.

This workshop was attended by the village head or representing parties, the Village and Community Empowerment Office (Dispermades), the Head of the Environmental Office in Sukoharjo Regency, and the Secretary of the Surakarta City Environmental Office. Also present were students and representatives of the assisted hamlet community, as well as representatives of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN).

There were two speakers invited, namely Dr. Sri Wahyono, S.Si., M.Si., from BRIN Clean Environment and Technology Center, and Arif Sholikin, the Managing Director of TIMDIS ID, a company engaged in waste recycling with the main focus on solid medical waste and HD jerrycan established in 2010.

Commemorating Environment Day, FMIPA UNS Environmental Science Study Program and UNS SDGs Center Shares Waste Management Solutions

In his presentation, Arif said that correct and sustainable waste management could support village SDGs program acceleration, where all development aspects must be beneficial for all villagers, with no exception. Village development leads to 18 sustainable development goals, which allows the future generations to remain part of the development implementation and utilization. “A correct and sustainable waste management can support villages’ SDGs program acceleration, and all development aspects must be useful for the villagers,” Arif said.

Commemorating Environment Day, FMIPA UNS Environmental Science Study Program and UNS SDGs Center Shares Waste Management Solutions

According to Arif, the key to successful waste management is sorting waste from the source. Better waste sorting will result in more efficient subsequent processing. There are at least several types of waste, including natural or organic waste, non-natural waste or inorganic waste, and hazardous waste or toxic waste.

Furthermore, he explained that waste management could use the 3R concept approach, namely the reduce, reuse, and recycle. The 3R management approach starts from picking up waste from each house, waste sorting, recycling, and organic waste management, to the use of residues that cannot be recycled.

Meanwhile, Dr. Sri Wahyono from BRIN delivered material on community-based waste treatment. According to him, community-based waste management at both the household and regional levels has a very important role in municipal waste management success. Community-based waste treatment technology is currently available in various options, including composting technology, biogas, black soldier fly (BSF) cultivation, bio-drying, and others. Humas UNS

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Editor: Dwi Hastuti

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