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Date 15 February 2018, category News


The increase in population and the diversity of human activities will be proportional to the increase of waste in the surrounding environment. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) estimates, the amount of waste in 2020 in 384 cities in Indonesia reaches 80,235.87 tons per day. One solution that is currently implemented in several cities in Indonesia is the bank sampahprogram or waste bank.

In general, the work system implemented by garbage banks is still done manually and not yet optimal in terms of community participation. Examples of waste bank programs in Malang, East Java. The operational uses a schedule system to collect the customer’s garbage, filling out the registration form by coming directly to the waste bank, however the transaction and service process in the form of electricity and water payment requiring customers to come directly to the waste bank.

Based on this background, there needs to be application-based technology to strengthen the system among waste bank unit members with the waste bank units, as well as to provide better public services to realize smart city, such as e-waste.

E-waste is an application (waste) management information system based on smartphone applications in realizing smart city. Various benefits are offered from e-waste applications; an easy information management for the central waste bank with the addition of database server system, so it can monitor the incoming data from each unit of waste bank.

Long-term goal if we apply e-waste, the garbage management information systems based on smartphone applications will facilitate the flow of coordination and information of each party involved, thus encouraging the creation of smart city. The success of making e-waste as an application on an easy-to-use smartphone makes a huge market potential.

It brings many benefits to the community, to provide the latest information about waste bank through e-waste application on smartphone, to facilitate the coordination flow between waste bank unit and central waste bank, and to encourage people to care about waste and environment.

In terms of regulators, the benefits for the government to help succeed the government program in shaping a society that care about the environment and help the government in terms of environmental hygiene and encourage the creation of smart city with easy access to technology utilization.

Here’s an overview of e-waste application management information systems on smartphones and their relatedness.

The integration of technology systems based on e-waste applications, inter-city flow systems, waste bank units, and central waste banks are more effective in terms of information management, information delivery, and coordination.

The ease of information management will be felt by the central waste bank due to the addition of database server system, so that the various data coming from each waste bank unit can be monitored easily and become the source to follow up.

The ease of providing the latest information will be felt for the members of the waste bank unit. This happens because the e-waste application gives a total view of the balance earned, giving information to the update table of garbage prices per category, easy online payment transactions.

The ease of coordination between the waste bank and the central waste bank is related to the collection of garbage trucks using scheduled trash bins based on incoming data on central waste bank servers.

The profit tables obtained by members and managers of the waste bank units, the waste bank units, and central waste banks can be seen in the figure below:



Lalu Tri Wijaya Nata Kusuma
PhD Candidate on Industrial Management, National Central University, Taiwan
Chairman of PPI Taiwan (ppidunia.org)
Lecturer of Industrial Engineering FTUB

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