Jakarta produces a staggering 6,700 tons of trash a day, a large proportion of which ends up on the streets and in the rivers, which eventually leads to the oceans and into the food cycle. To try and make people aware of how big the problem of littering and waste is here in Jakarta, we started Clean Up Jakarta Day in 2013 to gather communities, schools and companies, all as volunteers through the Indonesian tradition of gotong-royong.
Clean Up Jakarta Day 2015 will take place on Sunday October 18th, where an anticipated 15,000 volunteers will be picking up rubbish at many locations throughout Jakarta with one united voice. To register as a volunteer and for further information, please visit www.cleanupjakartaday.org
It’s gotong royong time!