So instead of incinerating, simply putting it in the Industry landfill, it is better to recycle
Bogor City (ANTARA) – Bogor City Government (Pemkot), West Java recycles Advertising Campaign Waste (APK) into construction materials such as paving stones at the Mekarwangi Reuse, Reduce and Recycle (TPS3R) site, Bogor City.
Bogor City Mayor Bima Arya Sugijarto in Bogor City on Monday said that APK waste recycling has been studied since last month and was implemented after joint officers brought order to APK since Sunday.
“Since last month, I have been asking to investigate to what extent it is possible that the ingredients from this APK could actually be like this. “Therefore, instead of incinerating and simply dumping on the Galuzsky TPU, it is better for us to recycle it,” he said.
In one day, Bima Arya said, the TPS3R can process 600 kilograms of plastic waste. However, by processing APK into construction materials, TPS3R can process 400 kilograms of plastic waste and 200 kilograms of APK waste to produce construction materials.
“But the capacity is limited to only 200 kilograms per day. “Well, so what we can’t handle, we send into our network to other points,” he said.
First, the APK waste will be sorted and then relayed to the main processing room to be crushed into seeds or plastic flakes. Some APK files created with flexi, such as billboards or banners, are first manually ripped to facilitate the listing process.
After shredding, APK is mixed with plastic and aluminum wastes that have also gone through the shredding process, and then enters a machine to print building materials such as blocks or boards, etc.
“So, about 30 percent is visual waste from the APK, from the banner. “Then it’s processed to melt down and become that (building material like beams and boards),” he said.
This construction material will then be used to make the frame or foundation for the sump well, which is placed in the ground to build the sump well in the city of Bekasi.
In the future, continued Bima Arya, the blocks and wood produced from this production can also be made into paving tiles or form paving stones directly from plastic, aluminum and APK waste.
The existence of TPS3R Mekarwangi, which has been in existence since last year, is a collaboration to recycle plastic waste. The Bogor city government, through the Environmental Service (DLH), cooperates with WWF, Plastic Smart Cities. A global urban initiative aimed at keeping plastic out of the environment. 2030, Rekan Nusantara Foundation and Sumpah Sampah and Ciliwung Task Force Naturalization Task Force.
Reporter: Shabrina Zakaria/M Fikri Setiavan
Editor: Indra Gultom
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