Clean Medic / 15 Agu 2023
CMI: WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE MOST PROMISING AREAS FOR CLEANTECH DEVELOPMENT IN INDONESIA, AND WHY?
Bruno: Indonesia holds significant potential for cleantech development due to its unique geographical characteristics and environmental challenges. Here are some promising areas for cleantech development in Indonesia:
1. Renewable Energy: Indonesia has vast renewable energy potential with solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal sources. Expanding clean energy can reduce reliance on fossil fuels and lower emissions.
2. Waste Management: Cleantech solutions can address Indonesia’s urban waste challenges, enabling recycling, waste-to-energy conversion, and improved medical waste disposal.
3. Sustainable Agriculture: Cleantech promotes resource-efficient farming techniques, like precision agriculture, smart irrigation, and organic practices, enhancing productivity while minimizing environmental impact.
4. Sustainable Transport: Investing in EVs, charging infrastructure, and public transportation reduces emissions and improves air quality in Indonesian cities.
5. Water Management: Cleantech solutions, including rainwater harvesting, purification tech, and efficient water practices, conserve resources and mitigate water-related challenges.
6. Green Building and Infrastructure: Cleantech fosters energy-efficient buildings, smart grids, green materials, and urban planning to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint.
7. Ecosystem Conservation: Cleantech supports biodiversity preservation through sustainable forestry, habitat restoration, and marine conservation, ensuring resource preservation and livelihoods.
At Clean Medic Indus, we are committed to conducting research and development in areas related to medical waste and industrial waste collection and decontamination. By actively participating in the effort to achieve climate goals, we aim to contribute to a safer environment for the public.
CMI: HOW DO YOU SEE THE GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF THE CLEANTECH SECTOR IN INDONESIA?
Bruno: To fully exploit the potential of cleantech development in Indonesia, it is essential to prioritize policy support, private investment, research and development, and collaborations between the government, businesses, and academia. This will foster innovation and create an enabling environment for the deployment and scaling up of cleantech solutions across various sectors. The government plays a crucial role in setting regulations, providing incentives, and creating a supportive framework that encourages the adoption of cleantech solutions. In the case of medical waste management, the government has issued comprehensive regulations named B3 to ensure the safety of the public and regulate the collection, transportation, and incineration of medical waste.
CMI: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST OBSTACLES YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED IN DEVELOPING AND SCALING CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS IN INDONESIA?
Bruno: Clean Medic Indus was created in April 2022 with the challenge to revolutionize the way medical waste is collected by introducing a secure digital platform for the entire logistics chain, from collection to incineration. The regulation for transporting biohazardous waste is a significant entry barrier for a startup like ours because our digital system must be fully compliant with these regulations, which have several obligations to fulfill before being able to operate in the field.
CMI:WHAT PARTNERSHIPS OR COLLABORATIONS HAVE YOU FORMED WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OR STAKEHOLDERS IN INDONESIA TO ADVANCE THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION OF CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS?
Bruno: We have formed partnerships with transporters, specialized warehouses, and factories that deal with medical waste. We act as a «middleman» among all these actors, introducing digital means to secure the collection, transportation, storage, and decontamination of medical waste. Our clients include medical facilities such as clinics, veterinarians, pharmacies, doctors, and nurses, as well as other businesses like tattoo studios, spas, and salons where waste disposal is more challenging. To promote adoption, we use social media and actively participate in events that engage these waste producers.
CMI: HOW DO YOU MEASURE THE IMPACT OF YOUR CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS IN INDONESIA?
Bruno: Our cleantech solutions are assessed using various metrics to gauge their impact on environmental and social challenges:
1. Quantity of Waste Collected: We measure the volume or weight of medical waste collected through our digital platform, which reflects our ability to divert waste from improper disposal and manage it effectively.
2. Proper Disposal and Treatment: We track the percentage of collected medical waste that is disposed of or treated according to proper regulations and guidelines, ensuring safe handling practices.
3. Carbon Footprint Reduction: We calculate the estimated reduction in greenhouse gas emissions resulting from our digital plat- form’s operations compared to traditional waste collection methods, highlighting the environmental benefits.
4. Social Impact: We evaluate our platform’s social impact by considering factors such as job creation, training opportunities for waste management personnel, and community engagement initiatives, emphasizing the broader benefits.
5. User Satisfaction: Through user surveys and feedback mechanisms, we assess the satisfaction of stakeholders, including healthcare facilities, waste generators, and waste management personnel, to ensure the platform meets their needs effectively.
6. Compliance with Regulations: We evaluate our platform’s adherence to relevant regulations and standards governing medical waste management in Indonesia, ensuring legal compliance and promoting responsible practices.
Bruno Zysman - CEO and Founder at Clean Medic Indus