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As water gets murkier, Jakarta needs to clean bay

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 9 2018   /  12:33 am
Bay of waste: The Jakarta administration faces a challenge to clean the heavily polluted Jakarta Bay due to a high volume of waste, particularly plastic waste, which flows from rivers into the bay.(JP/Arya Dipa)(JP/Arya Dipa)

Bay of waste: The Jakarta administration faces a challenge to clean the heavily polluted Jakarta Bay due to a high volume of waste, particularly plastic waste, which flows from rivers into the bay.(JP/Arya Dipa)The Jakarta administration has been called on to take action against heaps of plastic waste flowing into the Jakarta Bay every day and threatening the marine ecosystem in the regency of Thousand Islands.

The regency, which is popular for underwater tourism but less developed than the rest of the capital in terms of waste management, is the final destination of large quantities of waste flowing in from the Greater Jakarta area through 13 rivers.

Plastic waste, apart from polluting the sea, also endangers underwater natural habitats.

The marine ecosystem in the area is constantly under threat amid alarming levels of plastic waste. According to the Jakarta admini...