Indonesia is the second largest plastic waste producer in the world after China. We easily see plastic waste covering rivers, beaches, littering houses and piling up in sanitary landfills. Indonesia already has a waste management law, but it is ineffective to raise public awareness to reduce waste, especially plastic waste.
Recycle, reuse and reduce industries mostly process large-format plastic garbage, but leave small formats such as waste of coffee sachet, sachet shampoo, and many other plastic wrappers from various foods and small items. As a result, small format plastic garbage is left behind by scavengers or janitors at the neighborhood community level and wasted into the environment. This garbage fills the gutters and gutters, immersed in the ground without processing.
Reducing plastic production is as important as rapidly reducing plastic waste in the environment. The massive volume of plastic waste requires fast and massive action to reduce it. In this second part, eco-bricks can be a solution.
Some people took the initiative to create eco-bricks made from plastic into paving blocks or bricks. The demand is quite high, but these small entrepreneurs face a variety of obstacles such as the lack of metal molds to make paving blocks, less of clean production, and the limited number of enthusiasts who participate in eco-bricks producers for underestimating the work of taking care of the garbage. In fact, the raw materials available abundant and free, low level of technology input, cost of production is relatively low and the profit could reach more than 100% of cost.
This project aim is to spread the spirit of clean environment and entrepreneurship by creating more and more producers of eco-bricks in many places around Indonesia.