This Project Proposal recommends win/win solutions for Indonesian issues of national importance by recycling and composting the organic waste that has the potential to:
- Drastically reduces waste volume by recycling 90% of the waste
Incinerators are no alternative due to high risks and a negative energy balance
- Restores depleted soil and thus assists food security
50% of Indonesia’s agricultural land is depleted and compost is needed to restore it
- Reduces greenhouse gasses
Organic waste generates 11 % of Indonesia’s greenhouse gasses
To achieve these goals, equal opportunities must be created: Compost must get same subsidies as overused chemical fertilizers (or no subsidies for both).