The city of Depok started from a sub-district located in the Kawedanan (Assistant Regent) area of the Parung area, Bogor Regency. In 1976 housing began to be built by both Perum Perumnas and developers, which was then followed by the construction of the University of Indonesia (UI) campus, as well as increasing trade and services that were increasingly rapidly so that service speed was needed.
With an area of about 200.29 km², Depok is a low-lying area with an altitude of 77-150 meters above sea level and a slope of less than 15%. The population in Depok City based on the population in 2019 was 2,406,826 people, consisting of 1,210,887 males and 195,939 females. The population density in 11 sub-districts varies with the highest population density in Sukmajaya District, which is 18,536 people/sq km and the lowest in Sawangan District, which is 6,532 people/sq km.
Depok is traversed by major rivers, namely the Ciliwung River and the Pesanggrahan River. In addition, there are also 13 sub-units of watersheds and 22 lakes or lakes. Depok City, apart from being the Government Center directly adjacent to the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is also a buffer zone for the State Capital which is directed to residential cities, educational cities, trade and service centers, tourism cities and as water catchment cities.
Depok City supports the mission of the PSC program with concrete action at the city level.
The Wangi Bumi Nusantara Foundation was initiated by the Depok City Government. They assist the Waste Banks in Depok City which have more than 100 waste banks and many of these waste banks are not operated. With the collaboration between WWF Plastic Smart Cities and the Depok City Local Government, since 2022, the Wangi Bumi Nusantara Foundation opened 7 new waste banks and there were around 20-40 reactivated waste banks in 3 sub-districts in Depok City. Their activities include conducting training for waste banks, increasing the management capacity of waste banks, and creating waste banks entrepreneurs in their business.
The Wangi Bumi Nusantara Foundation also encourages digitization of waste recording and weighing through the www.pilahin.com application and develops a website http://www.wangibuminusantara.org/ to become a marketplace for products that were produced by the waste bank they assist. All these activities are carried out under the Sahabat Sadayana (Sadayana = Sampah Berdaya Guna or Efficiently Useful Waste) program which has 21 volunteers assisting the newly established waste bank and other reactivated waste banks.
The Annisa Waste Bank is a unit waste bank and initially only had the activities of collecting, weighing, and sorting inorganic waste. Through WWF Plastic Smart Cities, they plan to upcycle and recycle plastic waste into valuable products using plastic waste management technologies such as extruders, injections, etc.
They also expanded the area from 1 RW now to 3 RWs in the Pelni Complex, Depok. They also work with Elementary Schools to manage the waste the school produces. By joining Plastic Smart Cities, they want to become a waste bank that is more independent and can manage waste in a circular economy.