Djarot to publicly shame river polluters
The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat has instructed his subordinates to publicly display photos of people caught throwing garbage into rivers.
"I have instructed the environmental agency to accelerate the sting operation on haphazard garbage dumping. If they catch someone throwing garbage into a river, they must take a picture of the person and put it on an installed banner,” he said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday, adding that such a measure was being taken to show people’s bad habits.
The banner, he further explained, would be installed in their residential area to give them a social sanction, which is expected to have a deterrent effect.
"In such a way, we all can take care of Jakarta. […] We should feel pity for our contract cleaners who work in rivers from the morning to clear them of garbage,” Djarot added, saying that the officials often saw residents on motorcycles throw plastic bags of trash into rivers. (agn)
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