Thousands of Indonesians from government institutions, businesses, schools, non-government organizations, and people from different communities gathered up to clean various locations in Jakarta last September 15, 2018.
Organized by cleanupjakartaday.org, the event was held in conjunction with the World Cleanup Day 2018 which aims to involve the entire community in cleaning the surroundings, spread awareness on the worsening littering problem in the country, and the urgent need for recycling.
Bye Bye Plastic Bags Jakarta (BBPBJ) – a youth-driven non-government organization (NGO) promoting the avoidance of single-use plastics in Jakarta, is among the volunteers. Over 200 of its members along with representatives from Parkland Indonesia (PT Yuna Asia) showed up in Menteng, Central Jakarta as early as 6:00 AM. Divided into smaller groups, the volunteers picked up trash within the neighborhood, and segregated recyclable items from non-recyclable waste until 12:00 noon. This group alone collected above 20 sacks of trash weighing approximately 88 kilograms.
One global issue that Parkland is very passionate about is the rampant use of plastic water bottles and their negative effects on the environment. The brand constantly innovates ways to reduce its impact of this worldwide problem, such as by using sustainable fabrics from recycled plastic bottles.
“This is just the beginning. Parkland Indonesia will continue its #BagsFromBottles campaign in the days ahead. Come October, a similar project with BBPBJ will take place during the weekly Car-Free Day (CFD) in Jakarta,” says Yudy Setyawan, Brand Manager of Parkland. Watch out for more details soon.
For more information, please visit http://cleanupjakartaday.org/en/. You may also check out BBPBJ’s Instagram @byebyeplasticbagsjakarta, Bratpack Indonesia’s Instagram @bratpack_id, and Parkland’s website www.parklandmfg.com.
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