Reduce the Impacts of Waste with ACE
The Minister of Environment and Forestry estimated that the amount of landfill waste in Indonesia reached 67.8 million tonnes in 2020. This figure is expected to continue to increase along with population growth.
Without sustainable management, this landfill waste will generate negative impacts on many aspects, including environmental damages, climate change, and disturbances to daily lives. The government, industries, and the people play a role and the responsibility to minimize this impact.
In its activities, ACE has enforced policies to tackle waste issues, such as reducing paper use and requiring employees to bring their food containers and drink bottles to the workplace. ACE also establishes a sustainable waste management system that is practical for all employees to implement.
On an individual level, we can apply the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle (3R) strategy. ACE presents a range of solutions to make it easier for you to do the 3Rs in your daily routine, whether for home or business use:
Reducing Single-Use Plastic Products
ACE no longer provides single-use plastic bags to pack your purchase. As a more environmentally friendly alternative, ACE provides used cardboard boxes for free at all ACE stores. You can also buy reusable shopping bags, available in various designs and sizes at the nearest ACE store.
Besides plastic bags, single-use plastic bottles are one of the causes that add to the pile of hard-to-decompose waste. You can replace it with a Tritan tumbler or other reusable drinking bottles. This new habit doesn't only reduce waste but also lessens the risk of dehydration by ensuring your daily requirement of drinking water is accessible to you at all times, especially when you are on the move.
Switching to Non-Plastic Straws
Using non-plastic straws is a small step towards a big difference for the natural environment. The data collected by Divers Clean Action estimated the daily use of plastic straws in Indonesia is at 93,244,847. To reduce that number, choose straws made of borosilicate glass or stainless steel that you can easily wash and reuse. You can also choose paper straws that are recyclable and easy to decompose.
Applying Sustainable Waste Management
There are several ways to make recycling your trash easier. Use a garbage bin that comes with two compartments to sort organic waste from non-organic. ACE has the ideal option for home use and commercial use. You can also use different colored bins for each type of trash.
When it comes to the plastic bag to collect the trash, you can go for the environmentally-friendly options, such as:
- Biodegradable trash bags - will break down quickly and safely into mostly harmless compounds
- Compostable trash bags - capable of breaking down into natural elements and become humus that provides nutrients for soil and plants
It's time to reduce waste for a better earth. Get the products to minimize the impacts of waste at the nearest ACE store, or simply order on ACE Online.