Collection teams have no authority to enforce rules
The majority of civil society has no awareness how important separation of organics from non organics is. The mixed waste quickly turns into a hygiene problem, it releases methane and toxins, and becomes impossible to manage.
Centralisation is not efficient
Collection trucks quickly fill up and have to travel long distances to reach landfills. Waiting in line for hours at a time, the majority of every truckload is organics which could be managed within each village.
Landifills are overflowing
Mixing materials in our homes and businesses is making it impossible to manage the waste when it reaches the landfills. Over 1000 trucks a day need to be managed in Bali and the landfills are full.
Waste workers have no legal status and are paid poverty wages
New and improved facility managers and community managers are needed to inspire and guide the public into a new era of material and waste management. Higher wages are needed to sustain and develop talent.
Overcapacity is causing illegal dumping and burning
Indonesia is the second biggest plastic marine polluter in the world with tons of plastic going into the ocean every year. This is a result of not enforcing separation on a community level and the resulting overcapacity that is leading to illegal dumping
Regional Governments cannot sustain high cost technology solutions
High tech incinerators and pyrolysis plants have high maintenance costs, which are carried by the regional government and not the investors. Cost cutting for profits, leads to poor maintenance and very little reinvestment. Leading to failed investments and misapplication of infrastructure budgets.