With the partial lockdown extended and the number of plastic waste increasing, Bali WISE students conducted a village cleanup around the ZeroWaste Center area in Sawangan.
Partial Lockdown and Plastic Waste
Since July 2021, the government has issued a partial lockdown that continues to this date. With this partial lockdown being extended, the number of plastic waste is increasing due to many factors such as the use of medical masks and the use of plastic food and groceries packaging.
Village Cleanup in Sawangan
The Bali WISE students conducted a village cleanup in Sawangan on Thursday morning earlier this August. To keep the group small and the social distance effective, the students were divided into two groups. The first group, consisting of eight students, was cleaning the ZeroWaste Center area, while seven other students were cleaning up the village, followed by 4 staff members.
By the end of the cleanup, the students successfully collected around 19 kg of non-organic waste. This cleanup will hopefully not only reduce the number of plastic waste in Sawangan area but also encourage the villagers to keep their environment clean.