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Our Research Officers, in collaboration with the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Japan, recently concluded the third phase of their waste analysis project from February 20 to 23, 2024. Led by Dr. Afif Faiq Muhamad, the team delved into various locations across North and East Jakarta to scrutinize waste composition during the rainy season.

Their meticulous endeavor commenced with a visit to the Waste Barrier along the Ciliwung River segment at TB Simatupang Street in South Jakarta. Equipped with recording cameras, they monitored the waste buildup at this crucial location to glean insights into its dynamics.

Subsequently, the team proceeded to two sampling sites: the Kali Gendong waste barrier and the Pluit Waste Emplacement. Here, they meticulously collected samples and observed waste processing facilities, an exercise repeated at the Tegal Amba Waste Barrier and Perintis Waste Emplacement on the third day.

Wrapping up the first week’s activities on February 23, 2024, the team convened at the TPST Bantargebang office to strategize with Mr. Roy and Mr. Hendra regarding the forthcoming waste sampling, scheduled for February 26-27, 2024.

The final phase of waste sampling unfolded on February 27-28, 2024, at TPST Bantargebang. Working in tandem with Mr. Roy, Mr. Cecep, and a cohort of 19 waste pickers under the guidance of Shunsuke Sasaki from Waseda University, the team meticulously classified 26 types of waste for further analysis of their water content at the ITB Laboratory of Solid Waste. Waste trucks from Perintis and Pluit Emplacement were instrumental in providing the necessary waste samples.

The survey concluded with the retrieval of recording cameras from the TB Simatupang waste barrier, capturing invaluable data on daily river waste composition. This collaborative effort underscores a concerted push toward understanding and addressing waste management challenges in the region.

Written by AB Darmawan | Edited by Syukron Subkhi

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