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9,000 Waste Banks are Built as Commitments of Indonesian Communities to Maintain the Environment

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On the occassion of World Environment Day which falls on June 5, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry will hold the 23rd Environment and Forestry Week on July 11 to 13, 2019. Lingkungan bersih bebas Sampah (clean environment free waste) is the theme that will be raised at this year's Environment and Forestry Week.Head of Public Relations Bureau, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Djati Witjaksono on Tuesday (April 23) in Manggala Wanabakti, Jakarta, said that the awareness of the Indonesian people about clean and healthy live, marked by the eastablishment of 9,000 waste banks throughout Indonesia.

"It is hope with the Environment Day,people and many parties will realize on the existence ofwaste bank. Students are now getting more active. Three years ago there were only 300 waste banks, but now more than 9,000 waste banks are available throughout Indonesia. Then, the performance of the local government has increased considerably compared from last year" Djati said. 

Djati Witjaksono added that the activity is a series of events of the Clean Indonesia Movement, which had been launched recently in Jakarta. The activity that has been carried out since 1996 is a means of community development through campaigns and Environmental Education, which is aimed to increase public awareness on forest conservation aspect, environmental improvement and increasing economic value// NK

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