Socio-environmental Life Cycle & Its Relevance to Long-term Sustainability: A Key Success of Jorong Barutama Greston Coal-mine Closure, South Borneo – Indonesia


Environmental management is currently a priority in various industrial activities, ranging from upstream activities such as mining and energy related to the manufacturing sector to various consumer products for daily activities to represent downstream activities. This paper discusses the closure of the mine managed by Jorong Barutama Greston (JBG) about a long- term social environment initiated with the principle of Life Cycle Thinking. It includes several essential activities in energy management aspects, such as the utilization of acid mine drainage as a source of electricity 3.57 GJ, which is associated with reducing CO2 emissions of 1.65 tons per year. In solid waste management, B3 waste is mostly reduced 0.7 tons from the source, non-B3 waste is mostly reused 1.66 tons. As for water management, water use efficiency effort is conducted by recycling. The main focus in wastewater is reducing a load of wastewater through the use of organic matter. To ensure the successful integration of biological resource conservation with community empowerment, a plantation activity for 1,625 plants as raw materials for organic dyeing for Sasirangan fabric products is a Banjar cultural excellence product. At least two groups of craftsmen have been empowered, consisting 20 members and community income stability per minimum wage during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the bigger picture, JBG performs a thorough optimization of the natural resources utilization and renewable and alternative resources to maintain the wellness of the surrounding environment. It is also culture as part of preparations for the mine closure period. It is hoped is that social services for the surrounding community will continue and provide good environmental management practices for the surrounding assisted groups.

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Dewi Permatasari, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Elisa Weber Siregar, Jorong Barutama Greston, Indonesia
Rasmat Riady, Jorong Barutama Greston, Indonesia
Rizali Rakhman , Jorong Barutama Greston, Indonesia
I Gde Widiada, Jorong Barutama Greston, Indonesia
M Damali, JBG Mine Site, Indonesia
Eka Novia Rhamdani, JBG Mine Site, Indonesia

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Conference: ACSEE2021
Stream: Social Sustainability and Sustainable Living

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