As you may be aware, the second annual Clean Up Jakarta Day is around the corner and will take place on October 19th this year. Jakarta’s citizens will be carrying out the Indonesian tradition of gotong royong by picking up rubbish and cleaning up Jakarta together in an attempt to educate people about the detrimental effects of littering, and in turn spark an awareness of the importance of recycling.
Clean Up Jakarta Day is an annual event, which is supported by the city’s clean movement ‘Aksi Jakarta Bersih’, with Ambassadors Slank also joining the clean-up on October 19th. Acting Governor Ahok and Slank’s support is making Clean Up Jakarta Day a highly anticipated event.
This campaign will be carried out by volunteers, of which there will be an anticipated 3,000-4,000 this year, picking up rubbish and separating into recyclable and non-recyclable sacks as they clean. Volunteers range from individuals to schools and businesses. All clean-up activities will commence at 7am at multiple sites throughout the city. These sites are nominated by volunteers and approved by the Clean Up Jakarta Day team.
Rubbish on the day will be separated into bags of recyclable and non-recyclable material, and the recyclables will be taken by Santa Fe Relocators to Jakarta Green Project in East Jakarta. The Jakarta Green Project is a recycling collection scheme set up by street children foundation, KDM, offering a solution to Jakarta’s waste problem, while benefiting its work in supporting the development of street children into independent, educated and skilled young adults.
Directly after the gotong royong activities, there will be a post clean-up event for the volunteers, sponsors and affiliates of Clean Up Jakarta Day.