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Plastic Free February 2021: Fighting the Plastic Pandemic

This year was unlike any other year that we’ve run our Plastic-Free February (PFF) campaign. With the added complication of the global COVID pandemic, we recognise that it is potentially harder than ever to avoid single-use plastic altogether. Therefore, this year we focused on raising awareness and changing habits. While CLEAR is

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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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EMPOWERING WASTE WARRIORS – PLANS FOR 2021

A new CLEAR programme aims 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 management

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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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