Implementation of Environmental Law in Handling Hazardous and Toxic Industrial Waste

Authors

  • Agung Zulfikri Universitas Telkom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.58812/aslsh.v1i01.17

Keywords:

Environment, Indonesia, Preservation, Advancement, Environmental Management, Informed Development

Abstract

The environment in Indonesia is regarded as a precious and divine bestowal entrusted to its people. Its preservation and advancement are imperative, as it serves as a foundation and lifeline for the populace. Upholding the principles of maintaining harmonious, purposeful, and equilibrium-driven environmental functions is pivotal in the nation's environmental management. This approach fosters informed development and aspires to enhance future generations' well-being and quality of life. The environment holds paramount significance in sustaining healthy living conditions and the continuity of life on our planet. Hosting diverse species and furnishing vital resources like sustenance, air, water, and more, demands the collective responsibility of each individual to conserve and safeguard them. The implementation of environmental law, particularly concerning hazardous and toxic industrial waste, is crucial for safeguarding human welfare and the environment. Such waste, classified as dangerous and harmful due to its potential to pollute and adversely affect ecosystems, necessitates stringent regulation. In Indonesia, the management of hazardous and toxic waste is guided by a comprehensive framework that encompasses clear regulations, ecological permits, vigilant oversight, robust legal penalties, efficient enforcement, and community involvement. The primary legal foundation is Law Number 32 of 2009, focused on Environmental Protection and Management, supplemented by Government Regulation Number 101 of 2014, which specifically addresses hazardous and toxic waste management. These legal measures are designed to ensure compliance by industrial entities, prompting responsible waste disposal to safeguard public health and the environment.

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Published

2023-11-13

How to Cite

Zulfikri, A. (2023). Implementation of Environmental Law in Handling Hazardous and Toxic Industrial Waste. Eastasouth Proceeding of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(01), 06–12. https://doi.org/10.58812/aslsh.v1i01.17