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Government urged to take action against plastic waste

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  01:16 am
Big fish: A boy touches the head of a giant anglerfish made of plastic waste paraded during an antiplastic campaign on Car Free Day in Central Jakarta on Sunday. The campaign gathered dozens of environmental organizations and over 1,000 participants encouraged both the central government and regional administrations to take urgent action to tackle Indonesia’s plastic waste problems.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Big fish: A boy touches the head of a giant anglerfish made of plastic waste paraded during an antiplastic campaign on Car Free Day in Central Jakarta on Sunday. The campaign gathered dozens of environmental organizations and over 1,000 participants encouraged both the central government and regional administrations to take urgent action to tackle Indonesia’s plastic waste problems.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)While some cities across the archipelago have issued regional regulations to reduce the use of plastic to cut down on plastic waste, Jakarta and the central government have yet to take real action against plastic waste.Therefore, in an antiplastic parade during Car Free Day on Sunday, environmentalists brought along a 4-meter-high anglerfish replica made out of plastic waste to push for more concrete action to address the plastic waste crisis. Indonesia Plastic Bag Diet Movement founder Ti...