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(From The Jakarta Post)
Despite its significant contribution to the country's export-based revenue, Indonesia's leather-tanning industry has caused serious environmental problems, particularly due to the way its waste is disposed of.
A leather-tanning company in Yogyakarta, PT Budi Makmur Jaya Murni (PT BMJM), for example, was recently caught red-handed by the local police as it disposed of its waste -- sludge mixed with other solid refuse, including small pieces of unused leather, allegedly contained poisonous agents -- in Sambirejo village, Prambanan subdistrict, Sleman regency.
It was not the first time that the company had been caught illegally dumping its waste; however, it was not the only company guilty of such an offense, either.
"Most of the country's tanneries dispose of their waste in the same way as PT BMJM," Association of Indonesian …