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Comparative analysis of organic waste management in south east asia

Sustainable Solutions in Southeast Asia: Tackling Organic Waste 




Southeast Asia faces a pressing challenge with organic waste management, but strides are being made toward sustainable solutions! Let's dive into the breakdown by country:



 Indonesia:


With nearly 67.4 million tons of organic waste annually, initiatives like the "Pisang" composting project (source: Jakarta Post) have emerged, aiming to convert organic waste into valuable compost, tackling nearly 20% of the waste produced.



 Thailand: 


Generating over 18.5 million tons of organic waste yearly, efforts like the "Zero Waste City Project" in Bangkok (source: The ASEAN Post) have seen a 30% reduction in organic waste through community composting programs.



 Vietnam:


 This country produces around 32 million tons of organic waste each year. Innovative startups like "Vietnam Recycles" (source: VietnamNet) have introduced decentralized composting models, reducing 40% of organic waste in pilot cities.



Philippines:


 With about 16.6 million tons of organic waste annually, local government units have implemented the "Basura Mo, Sardinas Ko" program (source: ABS-CBN News), achieving a 25% reduction in waste through composting initiatives.



 Malaysia:


Generating approximately 15,000 tons of organic waste daily, large-scale projects like "Kumpulan Abadinas" (source: The Star) have managed to convert 80% of organic waste into compost for agricultural use.



It's inspiring to witness these diverse efforts in composting across Southeast Asia, promoting a circular economy and mitigating the environmental impact of organic waste. Let's continue supporting and innovating for a greener, more sustainable future! 



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