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Jakarta Post

Turning over a new leaf with a corporate green conscience

  • Sondang Grace Sirait


Jakarta   /   Sat, April 21 2012   /  01:58 pm

It’s never been hotter to wear green on your sleeves. Maybe not literally, but come April 22, all around the world, hundreds of millions of people will recognize, pay tribute and acknowledge Mother Earth on the 42nd celebration of World Earth Day.

In Indonesia, where environmental movements have started to grow, awareness is inching up. Just last month, social media helped boost growth of the local version of the Earth Hour campaign. Trash bins for recycling purposes are spreading across town.

And as you are reading this, folks at the Bandung Environment Control Agency are pushing for bans on the use of plastic bags at minimarts. The agency blames plastic waste, as much as 150 tons per day, for clogging the city’s drainage system. Business owners there say they have done their part, by using biodegradable plastic bags or to some extent, introducing the less popular reu...