ISSP [2019] : Designing a Management Program for Empty Plastic Pesticide Containers in Karawang Regency, Indonesia

Karawang Regency is a large area used for agriculture which has a high volume of pesticide usage and harmful disposal of the pesticide containers. Most of the farmers do not know the proper way to handle the empty containers. In addition, inappropriate disposal methods have resulted in counterfeit products, an immense side effect of pesticide usage. CropLife Indonesia wants to address this problem by setting a baseline study of the current situation in order to implement a containers management program in Karawang Regency. We interviewed the relevant stakeholders, analyzed the data, suggested possible waste management methods, and designed a management program to address the problem. We recommended an empty plastic pesticide containers management program be implemented by pesticide manufacturing companies as well as the government.