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Korindo Foundation Lays Cornerstone for Bio-Conversion Waste Management Plant Construction

By 28 July 2022August 5th, 2022Group News2 min read

Photo: Korindo Foundation’s General Secretary, Mr. Seo Jeongsik, laid the foundation stone for the bioconversion facility construction

JAKARTA, 28 July 2022 – Cornerstone laying rite for Cibubur Square Rest Area’s organic waste processing facility was performed on Thursday (28/7). This ceremony is a continuation of Korindo Group and Forest For Life Indonesia (FFLI)’s MoU signing on June 13.

Along with the cornerstone laying was the Amboina pine seed-planting activity, done by Korindo Foundation’s General Secretary, Seo Jeongsik, Head of FFLI Hadi Pasaribu, and Agus Djoko Ismanto from PT CUSI (Cipta Ulang Sumber Daya Indonesia) in a field within the East Jakartan-based rest area.

At the event, Seo expressed his wishes for the construction process to go smoothly and produce the best results.  Through environmentally-friendly programs such as this, Korindo Group strives to protect the environment, which would in turn keep the earth sustainable. “This facility was built on the fact that in many places, food waste is not managed properly, and this impacts our health and nature sustainability,” he said.

Food scraps that mount in landfills are dangerous to the earth; thus a proper solution is needed. When waste is piled on top of each other, leaving no air in between, it will enter an anaerobic condition. During this time, it produces great quantities of methane, which can increase total carbon emissions. The gas itself has a far stronger effect than carbon dioxide, the largest contributor to greenhouse gases, global warming, and climate change.

Head of FFLI Hadi Pasaribu warmly welcomed this collaboration project. He said this partnership was in line with FFLI’s commitment to make Indonesia a zero-waste nation. “FFLI is prepared to work with Korindo side by side in bringing the idea of a zero-waste country into reality,” he affirmed.

Hadi hoped the facility would be finished and inaugurated by the end of this year, so involved parties — Korindo Group, FFLI, and the surrounding community — could immediately reap the benefits. Not only locals can make use of the bio-converted products, but they can also contribute to the facility by bringing their own biological waste.

In addition to the BSF (Black Soldier Fly)-powered facility, catfish ponds and chicken coops will also be built inside the area. BSF maggots can be used as catfish and chicken feed, forming a circular economy. (Pr)