Connect & protect

The group of volunteers of Trash Hero Amed spreads out along the beach to clean up plastic Nicki with rice bag in hand on the right side. IN the back houses, trees, the sea and a clouded sky.

Keep your plastic and clean up the rest

Plastic is on our minds. Every high tide leaves behind a line of plastic on the beach of Amed. Every heavy rain shower washes half-burned or openly collected rubbish from the settlements and streets into fields and streams, distributed by the wind, animals and more rain, eventually, most of it […]

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Out of sight, out of mind: Plastic waste isn’t recycled (yet)

Just because plastic waste is collected doesn’t mean it will get recycled. How shifting the meaning of recycling is blinding us to see the painful truth about our part in plastic pollution: Plastic rubbish travels the world already before it enters the oceans. Rubbish collection and neglection I’ve been living […]

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Pressed and stacked PET bottles

Plastic Planet: Minimising plastic pollution

Indonesia’s garbage problem, community solutions to reduce plastic waste, legislation, and initiatives on production and use of plastic, behavioural changes and campaign pressure supported by NGOs and all of us who take action: Minimising plastic pollution. On our way back to Wakatobi last Monday we read about the problem of […]

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