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‘Sedekah sampah’ turns waste into blessing

  • Chatrine Debora

    The Jakarta Post

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Tangerang   /   Wed, August 7, 2019   /  09:41 am
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Residents flock to the 'sedekah sampah' stall provided by the Tangerang Environment Agency during Cisadane Festival, which ended on Sunday.(JP/Chatrine Debora)

Being charitable through volunteering or donating money is never old fashioned.  However, the Tangerang Environment Agency has introduced new ways of being charitable, while at the same time educating people about the importance of sorting waste through sedekah sampah (waste alms) during the annual Cisadane Festival, which ended recently. “Actually, we have been doing sedekah sampah for three years now to promote and encourage Tangerang residents to sort their waste, especially their inorganic waste such as plastic bottles, paper and metal. So it can be better managed and more easily recycled” said Bambang Bayu, an official from the agency. At the festival, which ran from July 26 through Aug. 4, the agency opened a sedekah sampah stall which attracted many residents. On Thursday, women and children from elementary schools in Tangerang, a...