Country : Indonesia
School : ABhome Senior High School
Delegation Leader : Setyo Budi
Students : Atika Rahma Putri, Ethereal Laudia, Kayla Fathia Arsy, Rahimah Nurul Izzah, Zahra Aulia Rahim
Partner Organization : Jaringan Sekolah Alam Nusantara (JSAN)
Project Title : Empowering Plasticless Living
As we all know single use plastic is one of world’s biggest problem nowadays. There is still lack of awareness to reusing or recycling single use plastic. Which means most of the plastics are end up in the landfill or the worse, it clogged up rivers and ocean.The biggest impact is come to local communities itself where they lost their source for food and clean water.
Our city, Bogor produce 650 tons waste per day, and 1.7 tons of it are plastic bag from modern market. To reduce it, on December 2018, the Mayor of Bogor City issued a regulation that all modern markets are banned for using plastic bag. This regulation force people to use reusable bag.
The new problem now is raising awareness about why people should reducing plastic and recycle their plastic waste instead of buying new reusable bag. We have two range of target, the first are kids age 3-9 years old as we aim to change character and mindset. We make and storytell an illustrated story book about the danger of plastic waste as an effective media to deliver our message.
At least 130.000 kids in this age are living in Bogor. Hopefully, these kids will share what they learn from the story to their parents, family, friends, and everyone around them. Thus, spreading the message wider. For older people, we share the way to turn used plastic bag into a reusable bag. However it helps to reduce plastic waste that already appeared around us.