The STUDY OF SOLID WASTE AND ANALYSIS OF LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN LARANTUKA CITY OF EAST FLORES REGENCY
Larantuka is the capital of East Flores Regency, which located in the most eastern part of Flores island and wellknown for its natural beauty. Despite the tourism potentiontial, the development of infrastructure is not sufficient, especially in solid waste management. Larantuka city itself doesn’t have a proper sanitary landfill facility, no recycle center and dizorganized management. This situation can be harmful for environment and the natural beauty of East Flores. The purpose of this study is to understand the waste management situation at the moment in East Flores District, how much waste that is produce everyday by all the activities and also the willingness of the people of Larantuka to participate in waste management. The result of this study shown that 60 % of the resident in Larantuka is dissatisfied of their neighbourhood environment because of the lack of waste mangement. The result of the survey Larantuka produce is 98 m3 per day, that consist of 60 m3 of organic matters, 17 m3 of plastic, and 15,3m3 of paper and others. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are one of solution from this problems, but it needs cooperation between the residence, government and even private companies. Based on the questionaire 57 % of the residence in East Flores still does not understand what 3R or Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as a solution to overcome the problem.
Keywords : Community participation; Solid waste; Larantuka; 3R
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