Clean Waste: CDM Smith Supports Sustainable Waste Management in Indonesia
The feasibility study is part of a program within the framework of the Indonesia-German Financial Cooperation and funded by the German public development financing organization KfW. Its objective is to develop advanced waste treatment technologies and facilities in order to divert waste from landfills. The treatment systems will ensure that recyclable waste fractions are segregated and reintegrated as much as possible in the production cycle and that organic waste is treated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this way, the advanced solid waste management program helps to save natural resources, minimize the quantity of waste to be directly landfilled and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the disposal of untreated organic waste.
Impressions from Indonesia
CDM Smith is leading a consortium with two other partners, namely EnviroSolutions & Consulting and PT Arkonin Engineering Manggala Pratama, and provides the overall project management. The main tasks include the analysis of the present situation, development of a concept for advanced solid waste management treatment solutions and selection of appropriate sites for treatment plants, sanitary landfills and transfer stations or transfer points. All feasibility studies will depict a preferred strategy for eligible treatment systems in each area, based on the specific technical, environmental, economic and social situation of the respective region.
Also, our experts will elaborate on the necessary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment reports and moderate various project planning workshops to strengthen local players and to guarantee that the measures will be sustainable in the future.
Given the number of selected cities and regions, the greatest challenge of this demanding project is the ambitious project period of 13 months. Thanks to the expertise and the local knowledge and network of our project team, these challenges are expected to be overcome.
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