60 Percent of Trash in Jakarta is Recyclable

Anggitondi Martaon    •    Senin, 19 Oct 2015 11:10 WIB
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60 Percent of Trash in Jakarta is Recyclable
PBS collecting trash in Sudirman Street, Jakarta, Oktober 18, 2015. (Photo: Anngitondi Martaon)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The Volunteer of Litter Wise Troops (Pasukan Bijak Sampah/PBS) revealed that most of the trash scattered in Jakarta streets are recyclable, as having economical value. Based on the clean up movement of Sudirman Street, Sunday, October 18, from the 125 kilograms trash collected, more than 50 percent was stated to be recyclable.

"From the number of trash collected, 60 percent may be recycled, meaning it's still usable," said the Coordinator of PBS Ridho, at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, Jakarta, Sunday (10/18/2015).

Through the movement, PBS wanted to change the Jakarta public's perspective about trash, as many of the metropolitan societies saw the trash as invaluable items.  

Ridho also hoped for Jakarta public to  maintain the cleanliness of the capital. He even hoped that with the awareness of being clean, the clean up event such as this are no longer needed in the future.

‎"I want to ask Jakarta citizens to clean up together, so that events such as this is no more. Who wanted to do this anyways," he hoped.


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