Epson and the Environment

Case study - Preservation of Water Resources

Topic 1: Preserving Water Resources and Reducing Organic Waste

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is struggling with land subsidence cause by flooding in the rainy season and groundwater shortages when it is dry. P.T. Indonesia Epson Industry (IEI), a large-scale printer production site, has introduced biopores, holes in the ground where rain can infiltrate. This solution has gained a lot of attention as something even households can do. In FY2018, IEI put biopores in 260 spots on its premises. These allow about 8,400 liters of rain to go into the ground every year. They also help prevent flooding and the pooling of water where mosquitoes breed. Additionally, fallen leaves and other organic waste can go into the biopores, which enabled IEI to reduce waste by 272 kg. The organic matter turns into compost, which enriches the soil.

IEI plans to continue installing biopores until it has them in 779 spots total, and to extend the initiative outside its premises.

IEI employee digs hole for a biopore; a biopore in the ground

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