Gresik Regent Fandi Akhmad Yani (center) signing the inauguration inscription of the Joint Transformation Center in Manyarejo Village, Gresik, accompanied by Chairman of the Manyar Mosque Takmir Foundation (YATAMAM) Abdul Mu'id Zahid (left) and PTFI Executive Vice President Corporate Planning & Business Strategy Horst Garz (right), Saturday (11/19). (Photo: Freeport)
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -- Located in Manyarejo Village, Gresik, PTB marks the inauguration of the company's strategy for sustainability and the realization of a circular economy. PTB itself serves as a Temporary Recyclable Waste Transfer Facility for the Manyar smelter project.
PTFI Executive Vice President Corporate Planning & Business Strategy Horst Garz said PTB will seek material recovery through the concept of recycling so as to reduce inorganic waste disposed directly to landfills.
Horst also emphasized the company's support for the Gresik community's priorities in waste management.
"PTFI is proud to be part of this sustainability effort. The PTB facility will support the vision and mission of the Gresik community in responsible waste management through the 3Rs (reuse, reduce, recycle), while also taking part in the circular economy," Horst said.
In his speech, Gresik Regent Fandi Akhmad Yani expressed his appreciation for the synergy between PTFI, YATAMAM, and the Gresik Regency government in realizing PTB.
"Hopefully PTB can benefit the community, especially the Manyar and Gresik communities. With this PTB, we are changing to become winners in the sense that it can provide benefits, both to the village heads present and also to the community," Fandi said.
In addition to having high environmental value, the operation of PTB facilities also provides benefits to the community, both in terms of material and non-material. Horst explained that the results of the recycling process carried out by PTB will be invested in the YATAMAM program that benefits the community.
This program also includes financing the education of orphans and means of developing human resources who want to enter the industrial world.
YATAMAM Chairman Abdul Mu'id Zahid said that the establishment of PTB involving BUMDes in eight villages can be a pilot project for other industries to not hesitate to synergize with the community. Expected
"Hopefully, industrial waste can be maximally absorbed in this PTB, so that our wish to be able to provide donations to 500 orphans can be realized and the BLK that will be built later can be implemented. The benefit value is purely for the affected community in Manyar," said Abdul Mu'id Zahid.
Joint Transformation Center (PTB) for the Community
The Joint Transformation Center as a Temporary Recyclable Waste Transfer Facility for the Manyar smelter project. PTB will seek material recovery through the concept of recycling so as to reduce inorganic waste disposed directly to landfills. (Photo: Freeport)
The Manyar smelter waste reduction strategy includes sorting construction waste directly at the smelter site, processing waste at PTB facilities, and selling value-added waste processing products to third parties or beneficiaries. For example, the management of iron piling scrap is sorted, cleaned and cut before being sold to local buyers.
For the first phase, the PTB function is prioritized to manage iron pile scraps, wood scraps from construction support, and packaging materials by involving Village-Owned Enterprises (BUMDes) and local waste banks.
PTFI and YATAMAM also involve cooperation with the non-governmental organization (NGO) Wahana Edukasi Harapan Alam Semesta (WEHASTA) in assessing the concept and feasibility of the PTB facility, the Gresik Regional Government in providing direction and licensing, and the Cooperation Operation (KSO) YATAMAM and RMP as a liaison between the community and the company.
Horst said responsible waste management is one of PTFI's requirements and priorities in building the Manyar smelter.
"Sustainability efforts and community programs like this require multi-stakeholder support to run optimally. Therefore, PTFI plans to continue working with the local government, the NGO sector such as YATAMAM, and other local stakeholders to ensure that Manyar smelter waste management meets environmental requirements and standards, and most importantly, contributes to the community in a way that is in line with our social performance standards," Horst said.
Source: CNN Indonesia
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This article was originally written in Bahasa and translated later on to English