Supporting aquatic ecosystems through education
Supporting aquatic ecosystems through action
Water sensitive waste disposal
The Faculty of Public Health has quality standards and guidelines for wastewater discharges. The disposal of wastewater in the faculty is mainly carried out at the Matoa Canteen. First, the wastewater will be handled technically by separating the water and greases using a Grease Trap. After that, the water will be discharged into the septic tank or water infiltration while the greases will be collected routinely by a third party. The Faculty of Public Health also has another canteen that follows the same guidelines as the one in Matoa Canteen. Only the difference is that the Grease Trap in the other canteen is in the form of a control tub that is cleaned daily.
In addition to that, the Faculty of Public Health also done the following things:
1. Wastewater from the toilets is directly discarded into the septic tank.
2. Wastewater from air conditioning condensation is collected in water reservoirs.
3. Wastewater from the laboratory is placed in a special container. It is also being collected and handled separately from other wastewater. After that, it will be given labels and symbols before being handed over to third parties for further treatment.
The Faculty of Public Health has done several actions to reduce plastic waste within the faculty as a form of support to the Decree of the Rector of the Universitas Indonesia S-2260/UN2.R/LOG.01/2018 regarding Restrictions on the Use of Plastic and Paper. In 2021, the Faculty of Public Health has done the following things in accordance to the Decree:
1. Limiting the use of boxes for work unit meeting activities and replacing it by using plates.
2. Providing glasses and gallons of water for drinking water in work meetings.
3. The Dean of the Faculty of Public Health also issued a regulation on Restrictions on the Use of Plastic that is stated in the Surat Edaran Nomor SE 042/UN2.F10.D/HKP 04/2019. Through the new regulation, the Dean of the Faculty of Public Health mentioned that the faculty will no longer provide bottled water in plastic packaging for lecturers, staff, or visitors. In exchange, the faculty will provide ceramic tumblers for lecturers, staff, or visitors distributed through their respective departments.
4. Providing Air Siap Minum (ARSINUM) or Ready to Drink Water, so faculty members can fill their tumblers for free.
5. The Dean of the Faculty of Public Health to issue another policy in 2020, which is policy No. SE-744-UN2.F10.D-HKP.04-2020 regarding Call for Limiting the Use of Plastic and Paper.