Surabaya's Waste Reduction Strategy
The government of the City of Surabaya excels in waste management by involving the residents. The key is in budget allocation and a supportive bureaucratic structure.
TWO fully-loaded garbage carts stood in front of a building with a board saying ‘Jambangan Recycling Center’ at the Jambangan sub-district in Surabaya, East Java on Monday, February 15. Under the scorching sun, two attendants moved the waste from the carts to a conveyor belt. A variety of household rubbish moved into the building through a hole in the wall. Inside, other attendants were ready for the next step.
Through a 30-met...