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The Advantage of the Mobile App-based Waste Management: Towards A Zero Waste to Landfill
Elvia Ivada, Veronika Arief Mulyani Kantus, Susilaningtyas Budiana Kurniawati, Wijaya Triwacananingrum

Building: Parallel Session 2
Room: I
Date: 2020-10-27 02:45 PM – 04:00 PM
Last modified: 2020-10-19


Household waste is the largest waste being produce by humankind. Approximately 60 tons of household waste per second is produced in the world. In 2019, Indonesia had 7,300 tons of or 175 thousand tons' household waste per day (Prayoga, 2019). It will increase as incomes rise and, in cities, the amount of garbage expands more than twice as the rate of population growth (Dethier, 2017). Most of the waste goes to the landfill or is burned. Burning garbage is the world's most significant dioxin source and one of the most toxic chemicals. Furthermore, waste burning contributes to air pollution issue. So this will still become a serious problem, and if we do not change, waste generation will outpace population growth by more than double ( In 2018, a group of people named The Better Green People (TBGP) took this matter seriously by making an android mobile-app waste management for the citizen of Kebayoran Village, Bintaro South Tangerang Indonesia. The name of the mobile app is Scavenger Indonesia. This step then followed by some companies and even local governments to build the same mobile app-based waste management, and it is spread to other big cities in Indonesia. This study is intended to evaluate the mobile app-based waste management implementation using a questionnaire survey to six mobile app-based waste management server to determine its advantages. They are Scavenger Indonesia (Private-South Tangerang), e-recycle (private-East Jakarta), mallsampah (private-Makassar, Gowa, and Maros), Gringgo (private-Bali), Yowaste (local government - Pekalongan) and Rapel (private-Yogyakarta). The Result shows that mobile app-based waste management is a potential solution towards a zero waste to landfill.