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Workout for Waste Warriors!

Event dates: Tuesday 1st June – Wednesday 30th June 2021 This event is in support of CLEAR’s Waste Warrior Project in Java, empowering villagers to set up waste banks to help stop plastic pollution in the seas and on land. We are asking you to raise funds by creating your own event …
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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 dedicated …
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CLEAR Community: A Global Vision from Local Needs

CLEAR Community helps to support, motivate and provide technical information to empower communities to develop effective waste management practices and sustainable living. CLEAR started in the small coastal community of Batukaras, Indonesia and is now a global network expanding aid to neighbouring villages and supporting local initiatives. From small beginnings “With my …
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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 waste …
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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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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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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 the scope …
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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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