Our capital produces 6,000 tonnes of rubbish each day, and much of it ends up on the streets, in the Ciliwung River, and in turn, the ocean. By involving the community in a clean-up, we can spread the message that it is everybody’s job to keep this city clean, not just the job of the street sweepers, pemulungs, and rubbish men and women. We want people to understand how detrimental littering can be, and in turn spark an awareness of the importance of recycling.
We need Governor Jokowi to join us on Clean Up Jakarta Day to set an example to the people of Jakarta, and Indonesia, about the detrimental effects that littering has on the environment and the city. If Governor Jokowi gets involved, picking up rubbish with the rest of us, this will raise the awareness level about this clean up day, generating more volunteers and making the first ever Clean Up Jakarta Day a success.