Waste Bank: Waste Management Model in Improving Local Economy

Dwi Wulandari, Sugeng Hadi Utomo, Bagus Shandy Narmaditya

Abstract


The aim of this study is to explain waste management model through waste bank and explain how households increase their welfare through this model. The findings from this study can be an alternative for other cities in other countries especially developing countries in overcoming waste problems. This research is a descriptive qualitative research with the purpose to get an explanation through indepth interview from stakeholders, households and waste bank managers. The data is analyzed using Huberman and Miles models and the process including data reduction, data display, and verification. The result reveal that waste bank management model not only beneficial in making a clean environment but also has an impact on local economy by increasing the income of housewives around the waste bank. The community expected more support from the government to improve the mechanism of waste bank and a better pricing model for the waste.

Keywords: Waste bank, Community Economics, Indonesia, Waste Management

Jel Classifications: O13, R11


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