Jakarta to Incentivize Students in Waste Bank Movement



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  • Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W.

    Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has officially launched the waste-bank movement for school students in in a bid to spark awareness towards the environment.

    “This movement needs getting used to, which is why the program aims at school students,” said the Jakarta Governor at the City Hall on Monday, October 14. 

    Anies explained the Jakarta administration would introduce incentives for every piece of trash the students deposit into the city-wide program. Some 160 thousand students from West and North Jakarta have already been involved in this pilot project. 

    The governor also announced his administration would expand the program to society groups outside of students, such as office workers. 

    According to Anies Baswedan, the waste bank movement is also in line with the Governor’s Decree No.157/2016 on the Management and Development of Waste Bank and the Minister of Culture and Education's Circular.