The junk bank is not a new issue and is not at all new, but rubbish is a problem that every day comes and comes again. As one of the candidates of business units that ogled BUMDesa in many places, it is better to learn villages from Sweden.
Sweden is a country that lacks waste. Yes, this country is known to be very advanced in terms of processing waste. The entire waste in the country is even sold out with their technological sophistication. Trash is converted into energy to supply millions of households in the country in Europe. As a result, they lacked waste to be processed and had to import from other countries. At least annually they import almost 800 thousand tons of waste!
So high awareness of the citizens of Sweden about garbage so that all the waste they produce it all processed into a source of energy. Remains that can not be cultivated are destroyed so there is no need to leave pollution. So, no need to imagine what kind of environmental cleanliness in all corners of the country with the capital of Stockholm.
BUMDesa actually can make this as an example. Garbage villagers who are still scattered anywhere can be used as raw materials that can be income. If processed properly, BUMDesa can even buy waste generated by its citizens. Instead of being dumped into a river and polluting the times or lying in a shelter contaminate the soil and create a ‘wow’ aroma. Is not it better to be sorted, cleaned and processed so as to produce a variety of uses.
Of course, the first must be encouraged awareness of the importance of maintaining the cleanliness of the household environment by not littering in vain. But not enough there, the community must be taught how to separate organic waste, non organic and other types. Plastic waste can be recycled and made into plastic seeds. Organic type can be processed into fertilizer. So, the plastic can be sold, fertilizer can fertilize the soil.
Imagine if everyone understands that garbage can be converted into money. How many good things will happen to our society, the environment becomes clean and even earn money from selling garbage. If worked seriously, BUMDesa can build this garbage bank. Includes junk such as cooking or cooking oil. Imagine if every house in one village collects their cooking oil and deposits it for cleaning and the results can be used for various uses, including soap.
Compared to other types of business, there are two advantages as well as can be obtained from the effort to process waste. First, the benefit of profit or profit is not in the form of money. If the movement of consciousness is strong then create a clean environment throughout the village. This will not only make the eyes look beautiful to all corners of the dwelling but also will suppress the threat of various diseases. Trash lost a variety of diseases also disappear, public health increases. Is not the cost of maintaining health is so great, what’s more important than having a healthy body?
Both material gains or income in the form of money. The garbage bank will make money and can be returned to the owner of the waste who deposited it. Just imagine if you can get the income exactly from the garbage you have. Third, create employment for the villagers from start officers who take the garbage from house to house, administrative officers to the waste processors in the trash in though. Is not lined profit already waiting? So BUMDesa waiting for what else?
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