MPH has proven that we can reduce waste to landfill by over 90% per village if we enforce separation at the source
MATERIALS MANAGED PER DAY
That is 4 elephants, that we manage per day
AVOIDED CO2 EMISSIONS IN 2021
Equivalent to 332.859 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
WASTE OR MATERIAL?
Plastics, papers, metals and other valuable materials become waste when they get mixed with organic residues, they quickly attract pest and become a problem to manage.
Mixing organics and non organics lets our materials become waste and then we cannot reuse or recycle. The waste becomes too hard to manage.
Separating organic and inorganic materials for management ensures we can recycle, compost, and reuse them locally and avoid extra waste.
The problems of materials and waste management in Indonesia
Collection teams have no authority to enforce separation at source, village and district level authorities are not enforcing the Indonesian law to sort, separate and manage materials on a community level.
Over 90% of the materials are getting wasted in landfills
Long waiting lines and overcapacity is a result of no effective separation at source
Landfills create methane emissions and leach poison into the air and water table
The old waste management system doesn’t work
Why waste management doesn’t work in RURAL villages?
Responsibility is not clear
Collection teams and community managers do not have enough authority to make hotels, restaurants, and households separate and sort their materials at source. If everything gets mixed into one container. Nobody can manage it.
Waste is a cost to our economy
Valuable materials are getting wasted in landfills, methane emissions from landfills contribute to global warming, illegal dumping is leaking plastic into our rivers and environment, burning waste is a cause of cancer and air pollution.
Collection Fees and Infrastructure Funds are still being mismanaged
A lack of transparency and financial reporting and monitoring of material flows is leading to very large amounts of funds being abused and mismanaged. Community owned material/ waste management has not been considered as an opportunity to reduce complexity and increase transparency and collective partnership.
How MPH solves the problem
We build local movements that empower a set group of dedicated villagers, to take charge of their material and waste with low-tech community owned facilities.
Decentralized and community-owned
BUMDES and KSM groups take charge of building a sustainable movement
Generations of change
Local facilities provide educational showcases and develop the understanding of why separation is key
Creating revenue from collection fees and materials
Revenues can be as high as 10,000$ per month and provide an incentive to participate
Who We Are
MPH started as a pilot in the little village of Pererenan in 2016
Soils in Indonesia are depleted in Indonesia and need compost and organic materials to be restored for future agriculture. Plastics, Metals an Papers can be recycled if they stay clean. MPH doesn´t just try to reduce plastics in our environment, MPH offers a holistic approach to materials and waste management by looking at the entire lifecycle of all material within every community and by bringing back an understanding of the true value of what are calling waste.