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

Yadi Setiadi 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…

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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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Our New Year’s Resolutions

As the pressures on the planet continue to increase, we all need to do our bit to help out Mother Nature. This year we thought we’d ask our volunteers to come up with some eco-friendly new year’s resolutions to minimise our impact and spread the love! Read on for inspiration…

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The Phoenix Team's Margacinta Material Hub

CLEAR’s International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) designs are in!

This month sees exciting developments in our International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP), overseen by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Entries have been submitted and reviews are underway for the IAPP design competition offering radical solutions to delivering essential waste management infrastructure for Indonesia. The winning design will be announced in…

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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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Hey Beach Heroes!

As we are based in one of the world’s most plastic-polluted countries, we arrange fortnightly beach clean-ups, which have proved to be a really effective way of influencing and engaging with the locals – we’ve even seen adorable two and three year old children picking straws and odd bits of…

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