community waste management

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Wita, secretary of Hikmah Waste Bank

Workout helps village recycling

Nine enthusiasts raised almost £1,000 to help establish village recycling centres in Java. They all took part in the sponsored November #WorkOut4WasteWarriors. A big thank you to all who participated and contributed. If you’re quick, it’s not too late to support them to hit the target!   Waste banks – sustainable village recycling CLEAR is …

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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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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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volunteers moving waste in Indonesia

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 plans. The Villages One of …

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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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Operasi Semut: Clearing Our Local Area of Non-Organic Waste

On the 17th of May CLEAR Community united together to carry out what we liked to call ‘Operasi Semut’ (Operation Ant). Armed with rubbish bags and observant eyes the anti-littering warriors patrolled through Bale Tau’s luscious, green jungle-garden, through the neighbouring land and out along the street as slow as ants in order to meticulously …

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Sand Warriors return… with new recruits joining the war on waste….

  Our second community beach clean turned out to be an even more resounding success than the first! On the 30th March we were joined by over 200 people from the local community, including schools and other local organisations. Great work everyone! 😀 The fact that the 30th March was in the middle of a …

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