The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is quite significant in our lives, including the increase in waste due to lifestyle changes. Based on the data from the local Environmental Office, Sumedang Regency, with a population of 1,152,400 people, creates waste of as much as 345 tons/day in total from 26 sub-districts.
As a company who prioritize the environment in its sustainability actions, we collaborate with the community to support waste management activities, and it continues to be carried out through the Bestari Village program. The Bestari Village Program is a sustainable program that has the pillars of education, environment, health, and entrepreneurship in order to present a clean, healthy, resilient, sustainable and independent community. Bestari Village successfully attracted the Sumedang Aisyiyah Organization to learn how to manage household-based organic waste.
Denny Wahyudi, Corporate Affairs Manager of CCEP Indonesia, together with Cecep Muchlis, conducted a workshop for 50 regional leaders of Aisyiyah environmental and cultural assemblies from 26 sub-districts throughout Sumedang Regency which was held in the Aisyiyah Office Hall, Sumedang Regency (28/07).
“This workshop with the regional leader Aisyiyah is one of the sustainable program activities with the community to foster a sense of community responsibility in climate change mitigation actions from waste management at the source,” said Denny.
In this workshop, the participants did hands-on practice on the techniques and processing of household organic waste into something useful and of economic value, such as liquid organic fertilizer and solid organic fertilizer. On that occasion, they also received education to increase awareness and concern for sorting waste from its source. This activity received appreciation from Isni Supriyati, the Regional Leader of Aisyiyah Sumedang Regency, who realized that the participants could transmit awareness to protect the environment by starting to sort out household-based waste.