PNM is Consistent in Education about Waste Management
Monday, 20 February 2023
PNM will continue to make socialization efforts regarding the importance of waste management. #InfoTempo
PT Permodalan Nasional Madani (PNM) supports the government's priority program to manage waste in order to achieve zero waste in 2050. One of the program is the establishment of Warung Sikumbang (Bersih, Kumpulkan, dan Timbang; Clean, Collect and Weigh), which is a waste management program carried out by PNM in the area of Taman Kuningan Mulia (TKM), the MSME food court in the PMN Headquarters..
"The Warung Sikumbang program has been implemented since 2022 and this year we are making some refreshments," said PNM's Head of Management and Partnership Services Division, Mira Damayanti Hardjono, on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
PNM then collaborates with an NGO engaged in environmental preservation to provide outreach and assistance on waste management to 50 stall owners on a weekly basis. This aims to maintain the consistency of stall owners in sorting organic and inorganic waste generated from their business.
Mira said that PNM had distributed 33 sets of organic and inorganic waste bins in the area of TKM. Throughout 2023, PNM will continue to make socialization efforts regarding the importance of waste management, clean up programs, pilot making of biopore holes, and holding workshops on eco-enzymes and biopores.
During the initial period of the program from July to November 2022, there were 34 active stall owners, of which 24 stalls, or around 70.6 percent, were actively and consistently involved in sorting and weighing waste. The main objective of the initial program was to learn how to sort waste and introduce the concept of a waste bank.
"A total of 289.3 kg of inorganic waste was successfully separated, so the potential reduced carbon emissions from this program was 22.24 kg CO2e," she added.
Mira encouraged stall owners to consistently protect the environment because one of the benefits of the Warung Sikumbang program is the improved quality of groundwater around the area.
“This will not work with just one or two efforts and with only several people. It has to be a joint and continuous activity," said Mira.