community action

Replanting mangroves

Stopping pollution and restoring mangroves CLEAR Community is always looking for new ways to engage communities, reduce pollution and improve the environment. Based at the Waste Bank at Caykung, near Nusawiru, intern Tri Setyorini Saputri, Agricultural Engineering graduate explains the importance of protecting ecosystems from plastic pollution and how CLEAR Community has helped to revitalise …

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Waste Bank recycling update

A sixth village now has a Waste Bank; Sehat, Kondangjajar started recycling in October. Together, the six village Waste Banks recycled 1.17 tonnes of waste, including 300kg of plastic. Stopping ocean plastics Between June and the end of October almost 3½ tonnes of waste was recycle, including almost 1¼ tonnes of plastic. That’s 1,240kg of plastic …

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Village Waste Bank Mentoring

CLEAR has started a village assistance program in Kabupaten Pangandaran, an area with 93 villages on the southern coast of West Java, Indonesia. The program will generate a new wave of Waste Champions. They will be instrumental in establishing village Waste Banks and start sorting waste, recycling, building permaculture gardens, and implementing other waste management …

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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 background in civil …

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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 rubbish, including dozens of black …

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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 better, from waste banks …

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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 the scope for the research …

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