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Supriyadi, S, Kriwoken, L and Birley, I 2000 , 'Solid waste management solutions for Semarang, Indonesia' , Waste Management & Research, vol. 18, No. 6 , pp. 557-556 , doi: 10/1034/j.1399-3070.2000.00161.x.

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Semarang, the capital city of the Central Java Province,
Indonesia, has been struggling to overcome its municipal
solid waste problem. The current waste disposal system
covers about 60% of the total waste generated. The paper
begins by introducing the solid waste problem in Semarang
with particular attention to the Five Year Development
Plans. The Adipura program is introduced and recent
measures for improving urban infrastructure assessed. The
socioeconomic role of scavengers in the waste management
process is detailed and the existing solid waste management
system in Semarang is critiqued. The paper then introduces
the Semarang study area. Waste characteristics are examined
and the market value of recyclable materials is estimated
at about Rp. 8 billion ($A 3.6 million) per year. The
socioeconomic importance of scavengers is recognized in the
reduction of domestic solid waste. The final section of the
paper recommends that Semarang should consider source
separation, home and large-scale composting as a means to
deal with its solid waste problem.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Supriyadi, S and Kriwoken, L and Birley, I
Keywords: Composting; Indonesia; municipal; recycling; solid waste.
Journal or Publication Title: Waste Management & Research
ISSN: 0734-242X
DOI / ID Number: 10/1034/j.1399-3070.2000.00161.x
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