- Name of environmental initiative
- Harmoni Parahyangan
- Related place
- SDN 4 Melinggih
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Environmental education through the implementation of educational programs on waste sorting and the establishment of a Waste Bank.
Why does the innovation or project matter?
The current waste problem has become an important focal issue and needs to be resolved. Indonesia is the world’s second largest contributor of plastic waste to the oceans after China. If this situation is not addressed, then in a few years the numbers of fish and other biota in the oceans will be overwhelmed by the amount of plastic entering the ocean. At present there are still many communities that have not been well educated about the importance of waste management and the danger posed if the waste produced is not managed properly. This initiative aims to provide understanding to the public about the importance of waste management through educational programs focussed on school-age children so that they have a sound understanding starting now about good waste management practices. Waste can be managed by maximizing the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), for both organic waste and non-organic waste. In addition, in this initiative efforts will also made to stimulate the public's interest in carrying out waste management through the implementation of Waste Banks, whereby waste produced is exchanged for money. The waste collected in this way will then be channelled to recycling plants. It is hoped that this initiative will reduce the amount of waste dumped into the environment, particularly plastic waste, and also reduce the amount of waste taken to landfill.
How do you or your team know that the innovation or project is working (or making a positive contribution)?
Students will be able to sort waste independently and carry out the 3Rs effectively. In addition, schools will implement the garbage bank system properly and sustainably.
What has contributed to the innovation or project working?
The project will enable students to better understand waste management and reduce the amount of waste that is dumped into the environment.
What else would help the innovation or project be more successful?
Is the innovation or project self-sustaining? If not, what needs to be done for that to happen?
Yes ... it is sustainable.
What Balinese value does this initiative invoke?
Practising Tri Hita Karana. Caring for the environment (Palemahan), implementing community education and providing added value to the economy through the management of waste (Pawongan), demonstrating love for nature, God’s creation.(Parahyangan)
People/groups to contact
I Wayan Artadana (081808250636) Ayu Cempaka (085953803993)