Google

ASEANAFFAIRS
Sign up | Log in

    ASEAN PROFILES

  ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS

Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Indonesia News  >> Enviroment  >> Govt plans to impose stricter control on industrial waste
NEW UPDATES Asean Affairs  12 February 2014  


Govt plans to impose stricter control on industrial waste

Indonesia:The government will draw up a stricter environmental regulation to ensure that the country’s industries manage their waste according to internationally accepted standards.

The Environment Ministry and the Industry Ministry said in Jakarta on Monday that a draft of the regulation, which was being finalized, would replace the existing regulation that was no longer considered adequate enough to protect the environment.

 “We are still finalizing the draft and we expect the new regulation to be issued in March. The regulation will not prevent the industry from growing but it will help it develop sustainable business in the country,” a statement said.

The would-be regulation, set to replace government regulation (PP) No. 18/1999, refers to PP No. 85/1999 on waste management and comprises several detailed points and stricter rules for industry players.

It categorizes hazardous and toxic waste (B3) into three types: physically hazardous, dangerous to human health and environmentally damaging waste.

The physically hazardous category consists of explosive and flammable waste while the dangerous to human health category comprises waste containing poisons that could affect the human body or cause gene mutation. The environmentally damaging category consists of waste that could threaten marine life and/ or cause destruction to the ozone layer.

“With the categorization, the new regulation will be much clearer,” Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya said, adding that the current regulation on waste management did not detail types of B3.

Industry Minister MS Hidayat said that his ministry had agreed with the regulation draft made by the environment minister and that he suggested only minor changes.

“One thing that we proposed to be changed was the length of the draft. A government regulation should be concise and clear, but the draft itself contains 257 articles,” he said.

 “We expect that the new regulation draft will be a middle-way that will serve the interests of both the government and industry players,” Hidayat said.

As many as 20 business associations with the all industry association communication forum have previously said that they were overwhelmed with the current waste regulation, which made it possible for the government to include any waste as B3.

“The definition and the B3 list are still very general in the current regulation. What we are afraid of is all our by-products being categorized as B3,” said the forum deputy chairman, Tony Wenas.

The draft regulation also requires companies to provide a bank deposit as a guarantee that would be used to reduce pollution if there was a problem in waste management efforts.

Under the would-be new regulation, companies are obliged to submit documents stating their abilities to provide the fund before requiring permits to collect and/or manage waste categorized as B3.

Tony said that industry players could not comment on the draft regulation yet as they needed to see the details first.

“We can’t disclose details of the draft yet. It will be regulated in the form of a ministerial regulation,” Hidayat said.



Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates
Contact: marketing@aseanaffairs.com

Comment on this Article. Send them to  your.views@aseanaffairs.com

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
 
or
submit your comment in the box below



 
Today's  Stories    February 12, 2014 Subsribe Now !
• Bangkok populace, protesters donate almost Bt20 million for farmers Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Govt allocates Bt712 million to pay farmers under rice subsidies
• Govt plans to impose stricter control on industrial waste
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

• Textiles and Garments Industry
• Coffee industry
• Leather and footwear industry
• Shrimp industry

• HCM City strives to raise exports
• VietJetAir finalises major A320 Family order
Asean Analysis                    12 February  2014 Advertise Your Brand
• Asean Analysis-February 12, 2014
Addressing Cambodia’s Aid Dependence: Too Little Too Late?
Asean Stock Watch    10 February 2014
• Asean Stock Watch-February 10, 2014
The Biweekly Update
• The Biweekly Update  February 7, 2014

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan

ASEAN  ANALYSIS

This year in Thailand-what next?


AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More

 


Name

Name


Email

Email



1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand
asean@aseanaffairs.com