Part of my job at the Foundation is to create a behavioural change amongst communities regarding waste management. From my interactions with villagers, I came to understand that creating a good circular economy model for small-island communities is key to reducing their dependence on oceans for livelihood and managing waste properly.
Notes from the Anambas: Reflecting on Second Term of 2022
Updates and highlights of our work from May to August 2022.
Establishing The First Solar-Powered Waste Management Facilities in Anambas Islands
As one of the remotest areas in Indonesia, the Anambas Islands doesn’t have reliable and equal access to electricity.
Wreckage of Sunken Fishing Vessel found in Kiabu Seas
Marine conservation team discovered a sunken fishing ship in Kiabu seas
2022 World Ocean Day Celebration in Kiabu
To celebrate the annual World Ocean Day that falls on June 8, this year we and the LOKA KKPN Pekanbaru held a three-day event in Kiabu Village for the schoolchildren in Kiabu Village. The event was an extension of our KELAUT (Nature and Marine Class) activity under the Marine Conservation program that aims to educate...
Notes from the Anambas: Reflecting on First Term of 2022
The first term of 2022 was filled with many changes, both in our programs and in our team. Here are the highlights of the first four months of 2022.
Reportage: 2022 National Waste Awareness Day Event
The Riau Islands Province celebrated National Waste Awareness Day on Feb. 27 with a half-day event filled with fun activities and stalls showcasing upcycled and recycled products from waste.
Four Simple Ideas to Upcycle Textile Waste
Ever wonder what to do with all of your unused, old clothes at home? Donating is one way to prevent them from going into landfills while also helping those in need. Another way is by upcycling them into new products, this is a fun activity that you can do at home using only simple tools and basic sewing skills. Below we show you some creative upcycling ideas:
A Small Group of Women in Kiabu Leading the Drive Towards Cleaner Village
Part of the waste management program is educating and raising the community’s awareness on types of waste, waste sorting at home and waste problems. Through this community-based approach members of Komunitas Kiabu Bersih, and the village, gain an understanding of why inorganic waste like plastics, rubber and electronics should not be dumped into the ocean, a harmful practice they used to do in the past.
Creating the First Marine Debris Database in Anambas Islands
There are many different variations of marine debris we have discovered to date, ranging from food wrappers, plastic bottles to styrofoam, some are even decades old. We quite often also find discarded nets, fishing gears and life vests that have been left abandoned in the ocean by irresponsible fishermen.