According to the local Environment & Forestry Ministry, 250 million Indonesian citizens produce 175,000 tonnes of solid waste per-day: 69% of these waste sent to non-sanitary open dumpsites which have negative effects for both environment and human health.
Increasing levels of urbanization and a growing Indonesian middle class is expected to result in even higher amounts of waste generated in the future, while requiring more electricity to be produced.
The Indonesian government follows a proven waste hierarchy approach prioritizing waste reduction, reusing and recycling. When recycling is not an option, the thermal waste treatment of solid waste is the final, indispensable stage of a modern and sustainable waste management concept, reducing waste volumes by more than 90% while recovering valuable power from the solid waste da largely CO2 neutral energy source.

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