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:
This past year of living on a remote island has taught me a lot, not just about marine conservation but also working alongside local island communities.
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.
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.
KELAUT, which stands for Kelas Alam dan Laut (Nature and Marine Class) is the latest activity under our marine conservation program that educates schoolchildren in Anambas villages.
Everything you need to know about our new waste bank initiative in Kiabu Village.
The highlights of the second term of 2021.
This September marked the first time Kiabu Village took part in World Cleanup Day.
In Kiabu, non-recyclable waste like used pads are incinerated, an environmentally unfriendly waste management practice that can affect the physical well-being of the community and lead to air, land and water pollutions.
They are great for carbon absorption and offer huge economic values for local communities because they provide habitat for fish, also their fruits can be used to make jam, syrup and chips.