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.
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.
By definition microplastics are plastic fragments that are less than 5mm in size and hard to detect with the naked eye.
Educating the local communities to manage their waste responsibly and keeping the ocean clean.