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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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Ways to Raise

We appreciate that in these difficult economic times it’s not always possible to make regular (or even one-off) donations to charities and causes. However, there are ways to support us without any cost to yourself, simply by shopping through platforms which offer the full range of products at the normal

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Indonesian Waste Recycling Trader Motorbike

Developing effective waste management systems in Indonesia

CLEAR’s involvement in an exciting new international research partnership project has helped translate academic findings into practical waste management solutions. Combining international expertise with local knowledge The research partnership includes the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), a major Indonesian technical university, and London South Bank University (LSBU). CLEAR set out

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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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Plastic Free February – how our team got on

We all have a part to play in our global plastic problem and lifestyle choices to cut out plastics really do make a difference. Earlier this year, 9 members of the CLEAR Community team took on the challenge of avoiding single-use plastic for the month of February. We interviewed the

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