Plastic bag reduction policy begins slowly as cities unprepared

February 24, 2016

The program, expected to eventually be implemented in a total of 23 major cities, is aimed at reducing plastic waste in Indonesia, a country that consumes up to 9.8 billion plastic bags every year.


Seas are Rising Way Faster Than Any Time in Past 2,800 Years

February 24, 2016
Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies.

Indonesia Produce 64 Million Tons of Waste Annually: Ministry

February 24, 2016
The Environment and Forestry Ministry has set a target to reduce the amount of plastic waste by 50 percent by setting in motion a new policy requiring retailers to charge for plastic bags.

Indonesia Aims to Reduce Plastic Garbage by 1.9 Tons

February 24, 2016
Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry aims to reduce plastic garbage by 1.9 tons in a year through the implementation of plastic bag reduction policy.

Indonesia Aims to Reduce Plastic Garbage by 1.9 Tons

February 24, 2016
Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry aims to reduce plastic garbage by 1.9 tons in a year through the implementation of plastic bag reduction policy.

Aetra invests billions of rupiah to reduce water loss

February 16, 2016

With seven years remaining before its contract ends, private water operator PT Aetra Air Jakarta (Aetra) is still struggling to reduce water losses that continue to cause inefficiencies.


Flooding affects nine Jakarta subdistricts

February 16, 2016
The torrential rains that hit Jakarta and its upper areas – Bogor and Depok in West Java – starting Friday have caused flooding across nine subdistricts in the capital, in East and South Jakarta, forcing hundreds of people to seek temporary shelter.

Jakarta relying on pumps to prevent flooding

February 01, 2016
As the rainy season nears its peak, the Jakarta city administration has begun preparing for flooding by readying water pumps, including mobile appliances, to secure a number of flood-prone areas in the capital.

Bogor Gears Up to Impose Surcharges on Plastic Bag Usage

January 28, 2016
The City of Bogor's Environment's Agency (BPLH) has issued a public announcement relating to the administration's plan to impose a surcharge on the use of plastic - a part of its' effort to reduce the amount of non-biodegradable plastic in its' landfills.

Three Foreign Countries to Help in Peat Land Restoration

January 27, 2016

Three foreign countries will help South Sumatra in restoring its peat lands to be productive again after being damaged by forest fires last year.


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