BANDUNG– The waste produced in Bandung City reaches 1.500 ton, yet only 1.100 ton of them are processed. Had it been processed, they are not necessary transferred to TPA to be destroyed.
The vice mayor of Bandung, Oded M. Danial informed it during an inauguration event of Waste bank on Ahmad Yani Street in Bandung, on Tuesday (21/2).
Waste can be used to pay electrical bills for Waste Banks as parts of CSR PLN of West Java.
“For PLN, programs like this Waste Bank as environmental oriented activity that give a positive influence to society must be supported maximally. On the same day as National Care of Waste, PLN hopes that this Waste Bank program will transform into a professional waste bank that will be a solution to complicated environmental issues, said the director of Human Capital Management of PT PLN (Persero), Muhammad Ali.
He added that this program is expected to support people to collect their waste around their surrounding environment.
The payment mechanism is easy. People just have to bring with them the waste to waste bank and it will be weighed. The weight of waste will be nominalized in currency that will be transferred to their bank accounts. By then, the money will be able to use for the electrical payment.
"Look, the mechanism is easy right? We just have to save the waste and use it to pay our electrical bills, “explained Muhammad Ali.
Central Waste Bank of Bandung is a developed program of green waste banks that aimed to change social mindset about saving environment through waste bank. Today, they already have 131 units of waste banks in 54 sub-districts in Bandung city. Jo