Country : Indonesia
School : ABhome Senior High School
Delegation Leader : Setyo Budi
Students : Najla Saqeenarava Nitisara, Jaler Gibran Fakhira, Luth Raffa Audiansyah
Partner Organization : Jaringan Sekolah Alam Nusantara (JSAN)
Project Title : Reused Project: Soap from Used Cooking Oil
Our desire to learn more about Used Cooking Oil several months ago challenges us to make this project. In Indonesia Used Cooking Oil is usually called as Minyak Jelantah. As time goes by, we found some related problems. there are Amount of Used Cooking Oil and Water and Soil Pollution.
As we've known, waste in Indonesia is (still) not yet managed well. Based on questionnaire we made to 107 respondents, each family produces 1 liter of Used Cooking Oil every week and 66,1% dump it into trash can or conduit. In our city, there are 300,063 families, which is totaled with the average of oil consumption become 1.08 tons every month.
It needs high cost to restore the polluted environment caused by Used Cooking Oil. Based on The Guardians, to restore the polluted environment, the government needs 600,000 US dollar or equivalent to 7,2 billion rupiahs. If 1,08 tons of Used Cooking oil pollute in our city, then the government needs 720 million rupiahs every month.
Therefore, we try to decrease pollution with reuse the Used Cooking Oil and recycle it into soap. By self-making soap, we can make the environment better, reduce government spending for restoring the environment and save money to buy soap.
From this project, we try to engage people to start making their own soap, from their Used Cooking Oil. Hopefully, if every family apply it at home, so by the time it will decrease pollution and make a better living for years.