MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA – The Muhammadiyah Council for Environmental Preservation (MLH) hosted a hybrid-format Forum Group Discussion (FGD) on the development of waste management innovation in Indonesia.
The MLH initiates the application of social engineering and environmental technology of submarine bioreactor (BKS) as a strategic foundation in the national environmental economy movement and a pivotal element to national waste management.
The Secretary of the MLH Djihadul Mubarok mentioned the importance of joint commitment and support for environmental preservation, and Muhammadiyah has committed to getting engaged in it.
Furthermore, the chair of the MLH of Central Java, who also spearheaded the BKS, Muchammad Sobri said the BKS efficiently processes agricultural and livestock waste, yielding biogas. This biogas is an alternative energy source for natural gas and electricity, notably for ensuring a clean water supply while concurrently producing organic fertilizer for agricultural needs.
Prof. Prabang Setyono, an Environmental Council Expert at the MLH, explained the importance of waste management as an ecological solution that necessitates extensive support and innovation. Ineffectual waste management can precipitate natural disasters, highlighting the pivotal role of the MLH in strategic discussions on waste management and regulation.
Nuzron Joher, Vice Treasurer of the MLH, provided an overview of a waste management prototype in Bandung’s Caringin Market. This innovative prototype contributes to the national power supply by selling electricity to the national grid.
Gatot Supangkat, Vice Chair of the MLH, emphatically underscored the need for continued advancement in the waste management domain, mainly driven by the moral responsibility that falls upon the MLH in preserving the environment.
However, while innovative solutions are paramount, there must be a primary focus on shaping the behavior and attitudes of communities toward waste. Public awareness of waste management and fostering environmental stewardship should remain core pillars of this initiative.
“One critical aspect of waste management, beyond the inception of pioneering innovations, centers on the community’s approach to waste. This, fundamentally, constitutes the linchpin of waste control and is an aspect that must never be underestimated in our deliberations,” said Gatot.
The FGD was designed to stimulate a spectrum of ideas and cultivate inventive waste management solutions, encompassing a diverse array of waste types and the potential outputs they can yield. Effective waste management ultimately stands as a cornerstone of the national environmental economy movement.