Indonesia Expat is hosting Clean Up Jakarta Day, with activities across numerous locations around the city on 25th August.
Clean Up Jakarta Day is going to give everyone in the city the chance to get involved to clean up in the spirit of co-operation.
By bringing communities together to pick up litter and make areas tidier, the event aims to build awareness of the environment and each person’s duty to do their part in maintaining the place they call home. There will be a total of 60 sites being targeted for Clean Up Jakarta Day, spread around the metropolis.
“There are 5,000 people who have registered directly with us. This does not include those who have registered through the city government, “said Destania Ika Putri, Clean Up Jakarta Day 2019 coordinator. Participants are from a diverse range of backgrounds, with schools, community organisations, local businesses, embassies, and concerned individuals all preparing to help the efforts. Social media has been harnessed to bring in more stakeholders to enable to city-wide clean-up.
This is the seventh annual Clean Up Jakarta Day event being held by Indonesia Expat. Speaking of the event, coordinator Destania said, “what sets this year’s CUJD apart from previous years is our collaboration with a recycling company, they will manage the waste that will be collected to ensure the day has a strong impact.”
Destania also discussed the challenges faced by such an event, “we need to let every household know the importance of sorting their waste in the home before it gets thrown out. The long-term aim is to bring this message to families so that every home sorts out their recyclables themselves, this is the end goal of the socialisation of waste management.”
The biggest hope for this year’s clean-up efforts is a decline in the amount of rubbish that is collected. According to Destania, this would indicate that less waste is being produced in the first place, and hopefully an increase in community awareness of recycling and appropriate waste disposal.
Indonesia Expat would also like to express their appreciation to Marquee and Aqua who are integral in their support of Clean Up Jakarta Day. Their involvement shows their willingness and commitment to bringing about positive changes in the community and environment.
For more information, visit us at https://cleanupjakartaday.org/
For further information, please contact:
Andi L. Pananrang