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Burning Issues: CLEAR transforms village life

Wandering around the villages of Java at sunset or sunrise, one of the most striking things is the acrid smell of burning waste. CLEAR Community is helping villages stop this pollution. Current waste disposal Outside the front of almost every family’s house will be a pile of burning leaves and

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Rounding Up Our 2020

An opening statement from our CEO, Chani Leahong: “Batukaras is now becoming recognised in the wider region for its proactive and progressive waste management, which is in large part a result of our hard work over many years across many stakeholder groups. Villagers and local government are now proudly managing their

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CLEAR ECO-MENTORING – PLANS FOR 2021

CLEAR’s new eco-mentoring program is set to deliver a new wave of ‘Waste Warriors’ enabling change in West Java. We have conducted initial meetings and stakeholder mapping in two villages, and conducted village assessments in a further two villages, to assess their readiness to establish waste banks and develop waste

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The Effect of COVID-19 in Indonesia

As the lockdown in Indonesia starts lifting the Batukaras community is beginning to embrace a ‘new normal’. Yadi, our Manager at Bale Tau, will be able to restart his weekly activities with the local children, which he says he has missed just as much as they have! Classes and workshops

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So many plastic bags

The Effect of Covid-19 on Single-Use Plastic

In Europe the EU intends to go ahead with the ban on all single-use plastics by 2021, but at present, plastic consumption has increased considerably due to the fear of catching the Covid-19 virus. Sadly, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a huge increase in single-use plastic and halted, or

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Visiting Exeter Material Reclamation Facility

Whilst Yadi was over in the UK, Chani and some of the team made a trip to the Exeter Material Reclamation Facility to see what Exeter City Council do with the community’s waste. The facility takes household recycling (paper, tin, card, plastic), paper banks and local trade waste, separating materials using

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We are all creators!

  Alongside our regular beach cleans and environmental activities, we also run regular arts and crafts workshops to allow whoever is interested to enjoy the freedom of experimenting and exploring their creativity. The act of creation can be empowering as well as a great way to relax and as such

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