Pay for Plastic - Plastik Berbayar

0 telah menandatangani. Mari kita ke 200.


Penebangan hutan besar-besaran untuk memperbesar lahan TPA dan pembakaran sampah plastik memiliki dampak buruk terhadap kesehatan dan masa depan kota kita. Indonesia adalah negara penghasil sampah plastik terbanyak kedua di dunia, dibawah negara Cina yang jumlah populasinya berkali-kali lipat lebih besar. Sayangnya, kebanyakan orang tidak menyadari bahkan tidak peduli dengan hal tersebut dan tetap menggunakan kantong plastik untuk setiap transaksi di supermarket dan toko-toko lainnya.

Mengedukasi rakyat tentang dampak pembakaran plastik memang penting tapi butuh waktu yang lama untuk merubah pola pikir orang Indonesia; bahwa mengeluarkan uang untuk membeli tote bag tidak sebanding dengan apa yang akan terjadi jika sampah plastik kita terus ditimbun atau dibuang ke lautan.

Karena itu, kita mengajukan petisi kepada Bu Risma untuk kembali melanjutkan regulasi plastik berbayar dengan biaya Rp. 10.000,- per kantong plastik.

{English version} Last February 2016, the government started the paid plastic campaign and it was tested in 23 cities in Indonesia. Customers were charged Rp.200-, for each plastic bag, and though this seems like a small amount, there was a significant decrease of 55% less plastic waste produced. Unfortunately, this activity ended after 8 months. Even when certain supermarkets and book stores encourage customers to use their reusable tote bags, people have reversed back to using plastic bags with every purchase.


One ordinary day, we encountered an article which horified us. We found out that Indonesia ranked second in the world in terms of plastic waste, directly below China(whose population is more than twice of ours!)

Everyday, there are people burning plastic waste in their lawns. Every morning, there would be someone burning trash no further than 10 metres from the school building. This is very concerning as it produces harmful gases that may cause several serious health problems. Forests are chopped down to expand landfills. Yet, people don't know, or don't care. Some of us couldn't even convince our moms to use tote bags when doing grocery shopping, simply because they think it's not 'convenient enough' and 'tote bags are too expensive'.

It would take us a long time to change the mindset of Indonesians, and we really can't afford to wait any longer. If nothing is done, our beautiful islands will just be mountains of trash. In fact, this is already happening in some areas. Therefore, we suggest the mayor to continue charging plastic bags, and to increase the price per plastic to Rp 10.000,‐ We hope that this will have a significant effect in decreasing plastic waste.



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