WCUD 2018
Press Release
World Clean Up Day 2018 – West Java

Introduction

World Clean Up Day – Jawa Barat (West Java) is an annual community activity that is part of an international “clean-up movement” in numerous locations across the province of West Java. Rather than just being a clean-up activity, this movement is also utilized as a platform to educate people about waste management. It is held through a collaboration of diversified communities and volunteers in the spirit of a cleaner West Java. This movement was initiated by Peduli Ciptaan Indonesia (PCI) with the support of various groups / communities, schools, scouts, and local/provincial governments and with the sponsorship of private companies. This year is the 3rd annual Clean Up Day to be held in West Java.

As a continuation of the successs of Clean Up events in West Java of 2016 and 2017, this year the West Java event will be held together with the World Clean Up Day, simultaneously in 150 countries – one of which is Indonesia – and also in 34 provinces of Indonesia. This movement is founded and coordinated by Let’s Do It World Foundation in Estonia, Europe. By targeting 5% of the population of these 150 countries, this year‟s event is expected to be the biggest positive civil action to have ever happened in the world! In this movement, Indonesia is facing quite a challenge, which is to prepare 13 million volunteers from all of its 34 provinces – equals to 5% of the population of Indonesia. Especially in West Java as the most populous province in Indonesia, approximately 2 million volunteers are expected to get involved. This year the World Clean Up – West Java event will take place on Saturday, 15 September 2018, at 07:00-09:00 am.

The aim of World Clean Up Day – West Java is to raise community awareness of the problem – and its detrimental effects – of rubbish and littering in West Java, as well as the need for recycling correctly; of which it must start from the source, done by each individual – at home, at school, and at the office. This way, it is hoped that waste could be managed well – that not all waste is discarded inappropriately; on the contrary, it can be utilized to become a source of additional income. Our vision is to make every day become a Clean Up Day, by continuing to campaign for the issues of rubbish; so that hopefully there will be a behavioral change of our society to better manage our waste.

In October of 2017, we were grateful to have had our Clean Up Day – West Java get supported by the Mayor of Bandung, Mr. Ridwan Kamil, who mobilized numerous communities, as well as set an example by personally taking part in the picking-up of the trash on the day of the event. The event was also supported by Telkomsel as our main sponsor, and Paberik Badjoe, TetraPak, Coca Cola Amatil, as well as other environmentally-conscious companies which had enabled us to undertake this mission. This year we look forward to obtaining similar support. Moreover, we also hope that all governmental leaders in all of the cities and counties of West Java will support this event in each of their area.

As campaigned by the World Clean Up Day, it is expected that each country which is involved in this program will activate 5% of its population. This especially becomes a challenge for Peduli Ciptaan Indonesia (PCI) as the appointed coordinator of World Clean Up Day – West Java, which is expected to mobilize more or less 2 million volunteers (5% of the population of West Java).

To rise to the occasion, we hope for support from various elements: governmental institutions, communities of environmental activists, schools, media, and private institutions/companies as well as general public by taking parts in this event for one common objective, which is to create a clean environment and preserving the sustainability of nature. Let us join hands together in more than 200 locations scattered throughout the province of West Java.

Registration

Volunteers can register online through the website of www.worldcleanupday.org; following links “get involved” and choosing the option “Indonesia” will take you to the link of https://indorelawan.org/worldcleanupday. After that, choose the province of “Jawa Barat” (West Java), then choose the clean-up location of your choice. Volunteers can register for the location of choice until the maximum quota of each location is reached, and each volunteer will receive confirmation of this registration. Communication will be directed towards participants through email, WhatsApp, and other social media.

Alternatively, a group/community/school etc. may pick its own location instead of joining other public volunteers in locations that are appointed on the https://indorelawan.org/worldcleanupday website. In this case, please register directly through us with information as follows: the location that you have established and the contact information of your Team Leader, as well as the number of participants.

On the Big Day

Volunteers will report to the Team Leader in each location at a confirmed meeting point at 06:30 am. The clean-up activity will be held from 07:00-09:00 am to avoid the heat of the midday sun. According to plan, all participants will be provided with 2 bags (to separate the recyclable from the non-recyclable trash), also gloves, and possibly other logistics. All of these, and other logistics, will be made possible through the support of our sponsors.

The Closing Ceremony will be held at Gedung Sate, Bandung* between 10:00am – 12:30pm, in which 200 guests, sponsors, and media will be invited to celebrate the closing of the event.
*to be confirmed

What will happen to the trash collected?

All trash, both the recyclable and the non-recyclable kinds, will be collected by the Department of Environment and Sanitation (Dinas Lingkungan Hidup dan Kebersihan / DLHK) of the local government in one appointed spot of each location. Recyclable trash will be distributed to recycle banks – where it will be separated, weighed, and sold; after which the proceed of the sale will be given back to those recycling centers to support their operations. Non-recyclable trash will then be taken to the closest landfill.

Sponsors – West Java (Jawa Barat)

We are currently looking for sponsorship to support us with various logistics or equipment needed, such as:
• Operational costs
• Gloves
• Trash bags
• Volunteer kits, including drink/snack, etc.

For further information, please contact:

• S. Bunga Intan, Coordinator World Clean Up Day – Jawa Barat, +62 899 4548 524
• Yolanda H.V., Corporate Relations Manager, Peduli Ciptaan Indonesia, +62 852 8359 6537
• Berlinson Situmorang, Director, Peduli Ciptaan Indonesia, +62 812 206 2639
• Andy McCulloch, Founder, Peduli Ciptaan Indonesia, +62 812 206 2639