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Less waste more jazz: Ministry campaigns for waste reduction at Java Jazz Festival

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Jakarta  /  Sun, March 3, 2019  /  12:37 pm
Less waste more jazz: Ministry campaigns for waste reduction at Java Jazz Festival

Two tourists sunbathe on Kuta Beach in Bali, where waste is piled up along the shore. (The Jakarta Post/Zul Trio Anggono)

The Environment and Forestry Ministry is campaigning for waste reduction at the 15th installment of Java Jazz Festival (JFF) slated to take place from March 1 to 3 at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran in Central Jakarta.

Using the slogan “Less Waste More Jazz”, the campaign includes giving out products to visitors such as stainless steel straws and reusable shopping bags.

“We encourage JFF visitors and participants to avoid and reduce the use of single-use plastic bags and styrofoam and get accustomed to reusable straws and food containers,” said the ministry’s public relations agency head in a statement on Sunday as quoted by Antara.

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

The ministry is also campaigning for education about social forestry and the rehabilitation of river basin areas (DAS).

With a population of 265 million, Indonesia produces an estimated 65.79 million tons each year. Meanwhile, the capacity of trash disposal sites decreased from 55 percent in 2016 to 44 percent in 2018. (kes)

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