Recycling Program for University Waste
We have independen program for waste management system. Usually, we have plastic/bottle waste, inorganic from leaf and other vegetation waste, paper from old/unused document, and from our daily activities. We separated the waste into two main part, organic and inorganic. Inorganic parts such as plastic and bottle, usually we kept and distribute to third party for further control. In Indonesia, these waste still have financial values. The other hands, organic waste such as foliage, twigs, and leftovers will be burn using incinerator. This incinerator is cooperation with Telkom University in 2020 for increasing quality of environment in Akademi Telkom Jakarta. Tandem with this program is monitoring air quality such as particulate (PM2.5) and CO2 concentrations in the indoor/outdoor.
Program to Reduce the Use of Paper and Plastic on Campus
To reduce paper and plastic in Akademi Telkom Jakarta, we have several programs:
- For the plastic:
- We provided tumbler (re-useable drinking bottle) for Lecturer and Staffs.
- Every meeting and other activities, we did not provide plastic bottled water.
- For the paper:
- We used academic information system, i.e. IGRACIAS, for academic activities: trusteeship, study plan/registration, submission lecture minutes and presence in the class. Print-out document only use when it is necessary.
- We used Microsoft Teams as one of Learning Management System for education system; therefore, every task for students (quiz, homework), should sent digital document only.
- Using file sharing in the cloud such as Google/Microsoft Drive or other parties such as Dropbox and else.
We also have electronic memo for correspondence letter.
Organic Waste Treatment
Organic waste in Akademi Telkom Jakarta is mostly coming from leftovers and/or foliage/twigs. In the previous work, these waste is drained and then burn in the open space. This method have been making another problems, i.e., air pollution. Furthermore, the remainder of the combustion can make the dirty and unhealthy environment. And it is also breaking the government rules.
For that reason, we have cooperation with Telkom University to make incinerator for Akademi Telkom Jakarta through PEKERTI YPT program (No. KWR.0100/PNLT3/PPM-LIT/2020). This program involving leturer and students from both parties. Incinerator have two main stages, centrifuge and spraying water. Those stages is to minimized the smoke (and perhaps smokeless). Water filtration is eqquipped to the system. For monitoring air quality before and after treatment, we deployed air quality monitoring system to evaluate the air quality in indoor and outdoor due to waste burning.
Inorganic Waste Treatment
We have implemented digitalization of services such as lectures, academic and student services, and library. In Telkom foundation environment, most of the correpondence is based on system. We also have internal program to reduce usage of inorganic waste. The volume of this waste is around 70% in normal condition before pandemic of Covid-19. The waste management for inorganic waste is using third party. They collected the garbage periodically after we separated it first. This pilot project in our campus need to enhance to our near society.
Toxic Waste Treatment
We have no program for toxic waste management. First, not so much waste produced by civitas academia. For printing we rent printer and it is managed by the third party to handling the waste. Some other waste such as batteries, printer ink from small printer, empty air fresher spary, and floor cleaner are separated and disposed of through janitors.
We also have no program yet for sewage disposal. Most of our activities are not using much liquid waste to the sewage. As well academic activities are not using chemical materials. Meanwhile, for human waste, we have septic tank and it have been maintaining regularly.