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project plastic

indonesia


 

Who am I?
Hi, my name is Julia, a surfer from the Netherlands who tries to protect our nature. Therefore, I am trying to spread awareness about plastic pollution in our oceans via several projects, and Project Plastic Indonesia is one of them. 

 

What am I going to do?

Currently, I am making one of my best trips yet. For one month, I am living on a sailing boat searching for the perfect waves in Indonesia. During my time in the water I will try to collect as much plastic as possible. As a user of the nature, this is my way of giving back to mother nature and in this case also to the local communities. In an attempt to make this project more meaningful, I am raising funds to donate to a local organization which is fighting plastic pollution in Bali. 

Why this project?

The rise in tourism has drastically increased the amount of waste. There is no beach in Bali that can be found without washed up plastic trash. While there is awareness of waste separation, there is no infrastructure to support it. There is no punishment for people who don't separate their waste, but there are no real incentives to separate waste either. (MPH, 2016). 

Merah Putih Hijau
MPH gives the value of the waste back to the people and the community. The project works closely with households and gives them the right tools to separate the waste and to monitor the progress & succes. With the program of MPH it will help to change people's mindset, that for example trash can be seen as something useful, and organic waste can be made into compost which is useful for landfills. 

 

Thanks to MPH there will be a material management facility. When the households separate the waste at home, the trash gets picked up. From the trash they can create value at the material management facility (TPST). 

MPH is owned by the village, maintained by the village, managed by the village and the value stays in the village. 



Stay updated about this project

Via my social media I will keep you guys updated on my project. Would you also like to contribute to a cleaner ocean and the spreading of awareness about plastic pollution? Then donate now via the link below and hopefully we make the sea a little cleaner together. Let's all help out and fight plastic pollution with them! 

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About

Merah Putih Hijau (MPH) was formed in 2016, when a group of motivated people got together with the aim of improving Bali’s growing plastic and waste issues. The group is collaborating with Desa Pererenan, the local subak, residents, a local sustainability company and local co-working spaces.

 

Goals
1) Sort, process, compost and recycle 90% of waste/materials within the village. 

2) Create a template, a working model that can be replicated in villages across Bali and beyond.
3) Educate themselves and the next generation with practical learning by doing.


Merah Putih Hijau

The rise in tourism has drastically increased the amount of waste. There is no beach in Bali that can be found without washed up plastic trash. While there is awareness of waste separation, there is no infrastructure to support it. There is no punishment for people who don't separate their waste, but there are no real incentives to separate waste either.  

MPH gives the value of the waste back to the people and the community. The project works closely with households and gives them the right tools to separate the waste and to monitor the progress & succes. With the program of MPH it will help to change people's mindset, that for example trash can be seen as something useful, and organic waste can be made into compost which is useful for landfills. 

 

Thanks to MPH there will be a material management facility. When the households separate the waste at home, the trash gets picked up. From the trash they can create value at the material management facility (TPST). 

MPH is owned by the village, maintained by the village, managed by the village and the value stays in the village. 

 

$5         pays for a complete industrial composting unit

$25       pays for the printing of 25 communication posters to help enforce separation of waste

$50       pays for 50 collection bins to help collect waste

$100    pays for 1 material manager/worker per month

$250   pays for 1 month of facility managers salary

 

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