President University students visit TPS3R Baraya Runtah

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President University Students Visit TPS3R Baraya Runtah

Students of President University (PresUniv), along with the management of Badan Usama Milik Desa (BUMDes) of Mekarmukti Village and Mekarmukti Village staff, visited Tempat Pengolahan Sampah – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (TPS3R) Baraya Runtah, which is managed by Kelompok Swadaya Masyarakat (KSM) Sahabat Lingkungan, Saturday (20/11).

This activity was also attended by Dr. Ir. Yunita Ismail Masjud, M.Sc., a lecturer in the Environmental Engineering Study Program of PresUniv. This TPS3R area has been established since 2015 but was only inaugurated by the government on April 12, 2021. The TPS3R area is capable of processing 21 types of waste.

This activity is divided into two counseling, namely counseling on economic waste management (can be sold directly) and non-economical (must go through a process). The first activity was counseling how TPS3R Baraya Runtah collects waste from door-to-door. Then, the waste will be sorted according to its type and ready to be sold to companies that have collaborated to recycle the waste. Meanwhile, organic waste will be directly processed into compost.

The second activity is counseling on non-economical waste management, such as bottle caps, masks, coffee wrappers, etc. The waste is recycled into paving blocks and wood substitute composites. The process of making paving blocks, namely by chopping all types of plastic, then heating, and then directly inserting into the mold. As for wood substitutes composites tend to use colored plastics, such as bottle caps which are chopped, heated, and shaped by a press machine to become thin plates.