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Indonesia’s Solution to the Plastic Epidemic

How ironic it is to know that the disposable, non-degradable plastic products, such as rain ponchos, straws and cutlery, which we usually use for only around 30 minutes,...

Indonesia’s Plastic Plague

Where does the world’s largest archipelago currently stand in the fight to save Earth from turning into a ‘plastic planet’? Earlier this year, research led by the...

From Bali to the World’s Stage: Meet Melati and Isabel Wijsen

Sisters and founders of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, a campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali, share how they are implementing their movement in Bali and beyond. You were both...

Danone AQUA: Committed to Healthy Hydration

Bottled water company AQUA was founded in 1973 by the late Tirto Utomo. When Utomo passed away unexpectedly in 1993, his family was faced with a difficult decision...

Producing Durable Pallets from Recycled Plastic Waste

Bali (and Indonesia) has received a lot of negative press in recent years with regards to plastic litter. This issue, we meet with PT Enviro Pallets, a manufacturer of...

Dua Tangan Cukup

Dua Tangan Cukup: Pak Alfredo Cleans Liang Beach

Dua Tangan Cukup (Two Hands are Enough) is a movement started by Clean Up Jakarta Day which encourages actions to clean up the environment, small or big, from people...

Nusantara Fabrics Leading the Way on Recycled Polyester

In a city overflowing with waste and drowning in consumerism, recycling and sustainability take a backseat to the rapid development, as anyone who’s passed by a pile...

Fostering a Cleaner Community for Business

Waste management seems to be a perpetual issue in Jakarta and Bali. When beaches, streets, and other places of interest are littered, it tarnishes Indonesia’s...