goodmorningpapua.com – The Yapen Islands Regency Government activates the Mananumi Waste Bank in Anotourei District to reduce and manage plastic waste in the Yapen Islands region, Papua, Thursday 16 June 2022.
The activation of the Waste Bank was marked by a thanksgiving followed by a demonstration of processing plastic waste using a plastic chopper witnessed by government officials and local residents.
Assistant III of the Yapen Islands Regional Secretariat, Wahyudi Irianto, in his thanksgiving speech for the use of the Mananumi Waste Bank, said that waste management has been ruled in the law. So people must obey these rules.
“I hope (the Waste Bank) can run well and can be useful in waste management in this area so that citizens also have solutions for waste management, of course the government will continue to support this program,” said Wahyudi.
The Head of the Yapen Islands Environmental Agency, Robert Bless, explained that the Waste Bank was built in 2017 and has been managed by a third party.
He hopes that there will be support from the Regional Government for the provision of a garbage press, so that waste management in the Yapen Islands area can be maximized.
Meanwhile, Representative of CV. Wiyoi Jaya, Udin expressed his gratitude to the Yapen Islands Government for fully entrusting his company to manage the Waste Bank.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve been unimployed, we’ve been provided the opportunity to manage trash. We hope that by being re-managed waste, the community can be smarter in managing it,” he said.