(Waste pick-up from Waste4Change)
(Jakarta, 9 September 2022) – PT. Ekagrata Data Gemilang (EDGE DC), the leading data center operator in low latency and carrier-neutral in downtown Jakarta, has officially joined the Reduce-Waste to Landfill (RWTL) program from Waste4Change. This program is an implementation of the circular economy, which ensures that both organic and inorganic waste produced by the company does not end up in landfill and pollute the environment.
Through this initiative, all EDGE DC waste will be managed by sorting, recycling, and reusing materials, and any waste residue will be utilized through Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) technology. Thus, no remaining waste ends up in landfill.
By focusing on reducing, reusing, and recycling processes that lead to reduced waste production efforts, EDGE DC will be able to run its operations in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly manner as the company continues efforts to be a responsible member of the local community.
Through RWTL, this initiative marks another step towards EDGE DC’s commitment to support sustainable development through the application of a circular economy in responsible waste management. It’s also expected to support the reuse of production materials/raw materials that can be reprocessed into the same or different products.
About EDGE DC
(W4C trainer handed over the first waste bag to EDGE DC CEO – Stephanus Oscar)
Established in 2018, EDGE DC is a subsidiary of the first commercial internet service provider (“ISP”) – Indonet and affiliated with the first tier IV data center in Indonesia – DCI Indonesia. EDGE DC is one of several data centers that are deliberately built in the center of Jakarta so that they are close to the internet exchange center in providing connectivity. Since June 2021, Digital Edge (Hong Kong) Ltd has officially become the majority shareholder of Indonet.
In line with Digital Edge’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) strategy, EDGE DC is committed to support sustainable development. Its three ESG pillars include respect for resources, respect for people and communities, and respect for transparency in operating the business. As part of this ESG strategy the company is focused on promoting the circular economy across both its day to day operations and in its construction and development projects.
Visya Sanzika – Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator at EDGE DC added, ”Sustainability is one of our main values as a digital infrastructure company. We believe our partnership with Waste4change could bring more awareness in waste management and spread the word about the small steps we can take to support the circular economy for all businesses.”
EDGE DC past initiatives also included being the first data center located in Jakarta to use a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) from PLN, an innovation by PLN in the energy sector designed to increase Indonesia’s clean energy mix by 25% by 2025. EDGE DC is also currently in the process of building a new facility which is designed to be the most energy efficient data center in the Jakarta metro, further supportingEDGE DC’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
EDGE DC supports Waste Management Through Reduce-Waste to Landfill Program
Along with the growing human population and existing technology, it is estimated that waste production will also have an impact on environmental health conditions. According to the World Bank, total waste production will reach 3.4 billion tons by 2050 – exceeding the growth of the human population itself.
The Reduce-Waste to Landfill (RTWL) program for EDGE DC has been running since mid-2022. Last August 2022, Waste4Change collected several waste bags from the EDGE DC facility in downtown Jakarta. The waste has since been managed responsibly according to the waste reduction principle by maximizing the recovery of waste materials and reducing waste that ends up in landfill.
Organic waste will be processed into compost using the Black Soldier Fly method. Meanwhile, inorganic waste will be optimized for its recycling process. Then the residue will be processed through Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) technology. Thus, no remaining waste ends up in the landfill. At the end of the process, EDGE DC will get a report to show how the waste is managed and processed.
The company’s participation in responsible waste management is a smart step that can promote the ‘Indonesia Bersih Sampah’ in 2025. Following the Presidential Regulation (PP) No. 97/2017 which focuses on reducing the amount of waste by 30% from sources and increasing 70% of waste recycling which is expected to be achieved by 2025.
Manage Your Waste Responsibly With Waste4change
The issue of solid waste in Indonesia is a common problem that requires cooperation and collaboration from many parties. Contributions from industry owners and public awareness are the keys to better and wiser waste management.
Waste4Change, as a responsible waste management service provider, provides services that support sustainable development and follow circular economy principles. By restoring the value of waste materials and making them more beneficial to humans and the environment.Are you interested in supporting the realization of a cleaner and more sustainable environment? Find out information about Waste4Change’s Reduce-Waste to Landfill (RWTL) Service here.