Lampung promotes reuse and refill system to reduce waste production

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Lampung promotes reuse and refill system to reduce waste production

Illustration - Ecobricks formed into chairs and trash boxes by one of the environmental activists in Lampung. ANTARA/Ruth Intan Sozometa Kanafi.

Bandarlampung, Lampung (ANTARA) - The Lampung Provincial Government held an educational activity for the public on reusing and refilling used products to decrease the production of single-use plastic waste.

"Along with environmental activists, campaign and education for product reuse and refill continues to be carried out for the community,” Head of the Lampung Environmental Office Emilia Kusumawati remarked here Saturday.

She said the campaign to recycle waste aims to instill a sense of awareness in the community to care for and be friendly to the environment.

"While educating the public about reuse, reduce, refill, and recycle, we also teach them about the dangers of plastic waste or microplastics for the environment," she remarked.

Despite no special station or place to refill used products in Lampung, her side campaigns for the use of reusable drinking water bottles or tumblers.

Kusumawati said that by using tumblers, the community can learn about reducing plastic waste in a small way.

"Refill stations, as an alternative to reducing plastic waste, do not exist here yet, but we are trying to reduce the use of plastic by using water tumblers. There is no need to always buy bottled water but refill the water tumblers to reduce the volume of single-use plastic bottle waste," she explained.

Moreover, education is carried out to increase community participation in actively recycling waste through waste banks.

"We also educate the community to recycle household waste actively with the help of waste banks. Meanwhile, organic waste can be composted at home," she remarked.

She said the Lampung Environment Office also provides training for the community to make ecobricks by recycling waste.

"We also teach them how to make ecobricks. The plastic bottles are filled with non-organic waste to be made into bricks. People can recycle their plastic waste, (so the waste) does not directly reach the landfills," she remarked.