The Role of Women in Management of Mask Waste in Indonesia in the Era of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Diah Pudjiastuti

ICOBEST 2021 - Digitalization and Opportunities in The Tough Time - ISBN 978-623-95562-1-1

Abstract

This study aims to determine the role of women in the management of mask waste in Indonesia in the era of the covid 19 pandemic. This is considering that in the era of the covid 19 pandemic the amount of mask waste as medical waste is increasing every day. Mask waste if not managed properly will pose a potential hazard to health and the environment. Lack of control over the disposal of mask waste leads to increased environmental damage. In such conditions, the existence of women cannot be underestimated. Women have many roles in influencing public policy, either directly or indirectly. This research method is descriptive with normative juridical research, using a statutory approach and a conceptual approach. The results showed that the implementation of the mask waste management regulation did not go well. The government as a policy maker must produce policies that directly touch the needs and justice in the community. Based on this, women are considered to have a strategic role in the family and are considered capable of having a dual role in increasing family awareness as a small part of society towards preventing environmental damage. Through this study, the author is of the view that optimizing the role of women can help the government in suppressing environmental damage due to mask waste in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government as a policy maker must produce policies that directly touch the needs and justice in the community. Based on this, women are considered to have a strategic role in the family and are considered capable of having a dual role in increasing family awareness as a small part of society towards preventing environmental damage. Through this research, the author is of the view that optimizing the role of women can help the government in suppressing environmental damage due to mask waste in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government as a policy maker must produce policies that directly touch the needs and justice in the community. Based on this, women are considered to have a strategic role in the family and are considered capable of having a dual role in increasing family awareness as a small part of society towards preventing environmental damage. Through this study, the author is of the view that optimizing the role of women can help the government in suppressing environmental damage due to mask waste in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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