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Recycling Materials and Lives for a Brighter Future Do the Right Thing: The Proper Disposal of Waste on Bali 5,000 Volunteers Take to the Streets to Clean Up Jakarta Changing Faces of Batik Hunting Vollkorn in Jakarta
 

Recycling Materials and Lives for a Brighter Future

While Titi Marley was growing up in Jakarta in the 90s, her parents were preachers, and they lived near a scavenger compound. Not one to sit still, her mother would gather the girls, who weren’t in school, and teach them to read. Titi was fascinated by the recycling process she saw there. “All the papers [...]

Do the Right Thing: The Proper Disposal of Waste on Bali

In less than one generation, the reality of waste in Bali has totally metamorphosed. During this era of globalization, there are now exponentially more plastics, man-made rubbish and hazardous wastes produced than ever before. Though the waste has changed, old attitudes have not. Thirty years ago there was very little man-made refuse. Most throwaways were [...]

5,000 Volunteers Take to the Streets to Clean Up Jakarta

On Sunday, October 19th 2014, Jakarta’s citizens carried out the Indonesian tradition of gotong royong by picking up rubbish and cleaning up Jakarta together in ‘Clean Up Jakarta Day 2014’. The aim of the clean-up is to educate people about the detrimental effects of littering, and in turn spark an awareness of the importance of [...]

Changing Faces of Batik

I first met Serbian artist Mikro Kosmos (Miroslav Dukic) in Borneo earlier this year. He played a didgeridoo which he created himself and I was intrigued by this tall, mysterious figure instantly – he did not chit chat, but spoke about the darkness and light and he spoke lovingly of his partner, whom he described [...]

Hunting Vollkorn in Jakarta

Would I summon the nerve to barge uninvited into the Soviet Embassy, to plead – not for asylum – but for rye bread? The plan was to walk into the Russian Embassy and ask whether any of the diplomats’ wives made heavy bread, and if so, whether I could plead with them to sell me [...]

Recycling Materials and Lives for a Brighter Future

23 October 2014

While Titi Marley was growing up in Jakarta in the 90s, her parents were preachers, and they lived near a scavenger compound. Not one to sit still, her mother would gather the girls, who weren’t in school, and teach them to read. Titi was fascinated by the recycling process she saw there. “All the papers [...]

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Be Selfish. Save the Planet.

20 October 2014

There is an ongoing and heated debate about global warming. Not just about what might have caused it and what we should do about it, but also about whether it actually exists at all. As usual you can find evidence on the internet to support both sides of the argument, but to me it’s very [...]

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REform! Waste to Art

20 October 2014

In August, children from Soul Surf Project Bali proudly presented an exhibition at eco-friendly Little Tree, Sunset Road. They teamed up with orphans from Widhya Asih orphanage in Dalung and the Bali Life orphanage in Ungasan after they showed interest in collaborating. The exhibition displayed REformed pieces of art, and was supervised by Dutch artist Tamanisha [...]

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Of Human Bondage

20 October 2014

Indonesian women have for decades been working abroad as domestic servants, earning much-needed revenue for their families. Unfortunately, government authorities and unscrupulous recruitment agencies tend to treat them as cash-cows, milking them for all the funds they can get. Those working in the Middle East may be at risk of sexual abuse, while those going [...]

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Plasticology – Saving Bali, One Artwork at a Time

20 October 2014

Tourism has impacted on the traditional Balinese way of life and changed the dynamics of this idyllic island and still the expansion of villas and hotels continues. A huge tourism development program is now being proposed for Benoa Bay — the project would include the conversion of a large mangrove conservation site and strains are [...]

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Jakob Friis Sorensen

20 October 2014

In this issue’s Business Profile, we meet Jakob Friis Sorensen, Danish President Director of Maersk Line Indonesia. Jakob is also the Chairman of European Business Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham). Jakob, what first got you into the world of logistics and transport organization? What is it about this industry that excites you? When I was young and [...]

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Green is the New Black

20 October 2014

“This is tarum tree, a tree that produces blue colour,” says Made as we wander around the yard of CV Tarum, a small company in Ketewel, Gianyar. I am with I Made Arsana Yasa, the founder of this company, to get a deeper knowledge on the organic fabric dyeing process. “For red we use secang tree. [...]

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Do the Right Thing: The Proper Disposal of Waste on Bali

20 October 2014

In less than one generation, the reality of waste in Bali has totally metamorphosed. During this era of globalization, there are now exponentially more plastics, man-made rubbish and hazardous wastes produced than ever before. Though the waste has changed, old attitudes have not. Thirty years ago there was very little man-made refuse. Most throwaways were [...]

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Paola Cannucciari

20 October 2014

Meet Paola Cannucciari, an Environmental and Conservation consultant. Paola has been in Indonesia for over two decades, and since 2006 with ecoBali; the organization that has a vision of zero waste and helps us all to grow towards achieving that goal. Where are you from and what is your background? I am Italian. I am a veterinarian by [...]

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5,000 Volunteers Take to the Streets to Clean Up Jakarta

20 October 2014

On Sunday, October 19th 2014, Jakarta’s citizens carried out the Indonesian tradition of gotong royong by picking up rubbish and cleaning up Jakarta together in ‘Clean Up Jakarta Day 2014’. The aim of the clean-up is to educate people about the detrimental effects of littering, and in turn spark an awareness of the importance of [...]

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