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By adopting new lifestyle, citizens cut down on waste

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 17 2018   /  01:47 am
Nothing goes to waste: Residents of Pondok Jaya in Tangerang, Banten, sort out organic waste at a mosque on Sunday.(JP/ Aditya Bhagas)(JP/ Aditya Bhagas)

Nothing goes to waste: Residents of Pondok Jaya in Tangerang, Banten, sort out organic waste at a mosque on Sunday.(JP/ Aditya Bhagas)Combining the power of women and Quran recitals in an urban kampung in South Tangerang, Banten, some 500 families have adopted a new way of life and succeeded in reducing their domestic waste by up to 94 percent.

After three months of consistent waste management efforts, the residents of community unit (RW) 002, in Pondok Jaya subdistrict, Pondok Aren district, celebrated their hard work by holding an environmentally friendly celebration.

The residents enjoyed qasidah (a traditional Islamic musical performance) while munching on snacks over the weekend. They all used reusable, recyclable or organic eating utensils.

Instead of drinking water from disposable plastic cups, the committee used reusable glasses filled up with water from gal...