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.
Updates and highlights of our work from May to August 2022.
As one of the remotest areas in Indonesia, the Anambas Islands doesn’t have reliable and equal access to electricity.
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.
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.
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.
Everything you need to know about our new waste bank initiative in Kiabu Village.
This September marked the first time Kiabu Village took part in World Cleanup Day.
Indonesia is struggling with managing its own trash. Not only is the country the second largest plastic waste contributor in the world, but it is also in the second place for the largest food waster, wasting 300kg of food per person per year.
Educating the local communities to manage their waste responsibly and keeping the ocean clean.