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Waste Less Films Weekend highlights impact of waste on environment

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, March 3, 2019  /  08:04 am
Waste Less Films Weekend highlights impact of waste on environment

A still from "Blue", one of three films being screened during the Waste Less Films Weekend event. (Northern Pictures/File)

Navakara, a company that provides green products and services, is hosting Waste Less Films Weekend until March 3 at three different venues, namely the WeWork Revenue Tower in Central Jakarta, Javara Culture and Greenhouse Coworking Space in South Jakarta.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

. WASTE LESS FILMS WEEKEND . LIMITED SEATS Register through WhatsApp +62-812-9143-0079 . “Albatross" Friday, March 1, 2019, 6-9PM WeWork, Revenue Tower, SCBD Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 52-53 Jakarta Selatan* ALBATROSS takes us on a journey to this remote island that few people ever see. What we glean is a profound understanding of how our everyday material lives intersect with the natural world, even when it seems far away. . . “Trashed" Saturday, March 2, 2019, 2-5PM Javara Culture, Graha BS Lt. 1 Jl. Kemang Utara A No. 3 Jakarta Selatan . TRASHED is a global conversation from Iceland to Indonesia between Jeremy Irons and scientists, politicians and individuals whose wellbeing and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution. Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful, an interplay between human interest and a political wake-up call. But Trashed ends on a message of hope by showing how the risks to our survival can easily be averted through sustainable, non-polluting approaches that provide far more employment than the current standard waste industry methods. . (NOTE: This venue only Rp50,000 Redeemable for foods) . . “Blue" Sundah, March3 Maret 2019, 11-14 WIB Greenhouse, Multivision Tower, Lt. 25 Jl. Kuningan Mulia Lot 9B Menteng Atas, Jakarta Selatan . BLUE is the story our generation needs to hear. The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

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For the event, the company will screen three documentaries  Albatross, Trashed and Blue to show audiences how waste impacts the environment.

Navakara cofounder Maureen Simatupang told The Jakarta Post via email that Indonesia was the world’s second-largest producer of plastics.

“Only less than 9 percent of our recyclable wastes are properly recycled,” she said, adding that 8 million tons of plastic waste ended up in the world's oceans every year, making plastic consumption a global issue.

Read also: The waste challenge: Is Indonesia at a tipping point?

Maureen said she hoped that the film screenings would allow viewers to have a better understanding of how everyone's actions affect the environment.

“The ultimate solution might be, and should be, an aim toward a zero-waste lifestyle,” she added, noting that there were no simple solutions.

Waste Less Films Weekend is open to the public. Those who want to join the event may register via the following WhatsApp number: +6281291430079. (kes)