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Kampung residents go green and make money

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, April 4 2008 | 01:17 am

PREMIUM Piles of garbage dumped by residents in a field near Kampung Toplang in Tegal Alur subdistrict, West Jakarta, used to be burned or left to rot, polluting the area and harming the kampung children who play in the field. But last year, a group of unemployed men from the kampung built a bamboo hut on the field, where they make compost out of the organic waste and sort the nonorganic recyclab...