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Jakarta Post

Your letters: Stop using plastic, stop littering

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, April 22, 2013   /  12:57 pm

We, the students of the Gandhi Memorial International School (GMIS), would like to bring your kind attention toward the latest flood situation that stranded many people in Kema-yoran, Central Jakarta.

The floods happened because of the bad drainage system in Kemayoran. As we don'€™t want this to happen again, we need a good drainage system in Kemayoran.

We can have storage tanks in each building in Kemayoran. As storage tanks have filters, they can clean up the dirty rainwater.

And when they'€™re clean we can use them for our daily needs. If we have bad drainage systems and floods occur, people will suffer as the dirty water gives birth to mosquitoes that can cause the likes of malaria and dengue fever. Floods also occur because we throw trash anywhere we want.

The trash then flows into the drainage system and blocks it causing the water to rise as it cannot get out through the drains.

Why don'€™t we start harvesting rainwater? If we do, the environment will be flood free, clean and green.

Stop using plastic, stop throwing trash anywhere you want, trust us, if you follow this, and there will be less floods. We are really hoping for a good result. Thank you for your kind concern.

GMIS students
Cherie, Haemin, Melvin, Karthik and Devesh

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