Balikpapan has Regional Regulation no. 1 Year 2019 on Reducing Use of Disposable Plastic Products/Packaging. The regulation bans the use of disposable packaging in restaurants, canteens, bakeries, offices, education areas, tourism areas, supermarkets, traditional markets, etc. It also regulates administrative sanctions for parties violating this regulation, such as warnings, temporarily suspension of activities and temporary revocation of permits.
The proposed project activity aims to optimize the utilization of methane gas production at Manggar Sanitary Landfill (hereafter, referred to as TPAS Manggar) in Balikpapan City. The projected qualitative impact is to support the achievement of Balikpapan City greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by optimizing the utilization of methane gas production for cooking purposes. The quantitative impact aims to reduce the GHG emissions from LPG consumption of approximately 10 kg/month at 50 households or the equivalent to 500 kg/month by replacing it with methane gas production from TPAS Manggar.