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Balinese Kids Clean Up on Plastic Trash

Governor Pastika Devises Ingenious Way to Clean Up Plastic Trash, Provide Funds to Schools and Instill a 'Green and Clean' Mentality for Balinese Schoolchildren.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, governor, Made Mangku Pastika, plastic trash, schools
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(5/7/2011)

An ingenious way to reduce the amount of plastic trash in Bali has been devised by the island's governor, Made Mangku Pastika.

Schools across Bali are being offered additional financial subsidies from the provincial government if they are able to undertake plastic trash collection and recycling activities. The amount of the subsidy for each schools participating in the project is Rp. 5 million (US$555).

According to BeritaBali.com, the head of the Bali Environmental Agency, A.A. Alit Sastrawan, says the purpose of the government's program is twofold: reducing the amount of plastic refuse on the island while at the same time creating public awareness among the youth of the need to control waste and litter.

In addition, the program provides much needed addition financial support for Bali's schools.

Explained Sastrawan: "We are providing social aid of Rp. 5 million to each school, this will incentivize the schools to teach our children to consider the dangers of plastic trash. This will further develop their environmental consciousness."

It is estimated that 15% of the large amount of trash generated by the island's residents each day is comprised of plastic refuse.

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