What's happening in PresUniv

Published: 27 Dec 2021

Lecturer of Environmental Engineering Study Program, Faculty of Engineering, President University (PresUniv), Dr. Ir. Yunita Ismail Masjud, M.Sc., through the Community Service (PKM) program with the theme Implementation of Digital Sustainable Living through Community Engagement in Supporting Jababeka Smart Township Initiative. In her PKM activity, Yunita collaborated with two other PresUniv lecturers, namely Felix Goenadi, S.PSI, M.Par. and Ihsan Giftah, SE, B.IBM, MSM. Yunita explained her activities in an international seminar on community service, which took place in a hybrid manner, Monday-Thursday (20-23 December 2021). This seminar was organized by PresUniv in collaboration with PT Jababeka & Co. and FabLab, an institution engaged in HR training and Industry 4.0-based business development. Yunita's program received funding assistance from the Independent Learning Policy Research Program for the Independent Campus and Research Results-Based Community Service and PTS Prototypes, the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology for the 2021 fiscal year.


According to Yunita, proper waste management can help develop the tourism industry. Why is that? Because currently, several hotels in Indonesia are already using furniture that is produced from waste-based processed materials, such as used paper or cardboard. Then, the results from processed plastic waste can also be used as raw materials for making garment products and various other crafts. For example, in the Tanjung Lesung area, Banten, PresUniv, and Jababeka foster local communities in processing waste from multiple plants to make various handicraft products. If this kind of condition can continue to be developed, said Yunita, the "garbage line" and the "tourism industry line" that used to move away can turn closer to each other. "That's what we're doing right now," he said.


Therefore Yunita developed her initiative by carrying out the 4C Model, which includes Conservation, Community, Culture, and Commerce. He further explained that waste management is one of the activities in environmental conservation. In developing this application, said Yunita, PresUniv collaborated with Fablab. So, Fablab will help create digital applications that can integrate all the resources involved in the chain of management and utilization of waste and its processed products. (JB Susetiyo, PR team. Photo: JB Susetiyo)