EcoRangerTogether with Waste4Change, EcoRanger conducts waste-wise education at the XVIII National Youth Scientific Camp

The Banyuwangi EcoRanger team together with Waste4Change joined as an educator team to deliver enrichment materials to participants of the XVIII National Youth Scientific Camp (PIRN) in the Hall of SMA Negeri 1 Giri Banyuwangi on June 27th, 2019. The event was organized by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) by including 979 participants consisting of teachers and students from various levels such as elementary school, junior high school, senior high school, and equivalent from 32 provinces in Indonesia.
The delivery of the material was divided into 5 (five) sessions, with a duration of each session approximately 1 hour. During the sessions, participants were allowed to ask questions and discuss waste management and current issues related to solid waste in the surrounding environment. The material presented includes the understanding of waste from 2 (two) points of view, namely materials that are immediately discarded and materials that can still be used.
Participants were given a new understanding that not all materials leftover from human activities or natural processes can be referred to as waste because some of them can be reused with the same function (reuse) or recycled with or without processing into goods with a different function from their original function ( recycle). The educator team also explained that the waste was classified into 4 (four) types, organic waste, inorganic waste that can be recycled, B3 waste, and residual waste. Participants were invited to discuss the 3R concept (reduce, reuse and recycle) and its application in everyday life.

Photo: The speaker explained waste management that has been running in several regions in Indonesia

On this occasion, an example was also shown related to the application of used beverage carton (UBC) recycling that has been implemented by PT Tetra Pak Indonesia as a form of corporate responsibility towards environmental sustainability (extended producer responsibility)
Participants were invited to demonstrate the 3L program, namely Fold, Place, and Release which was launched by PT Tetra Pak Indonesia so that all UBC waste can be managed and does not end up in the TPA. PT Tetra Pak Indonesia also implements the concept of planting new tree seedlings instead of felled trees for raw materials for cardboard packaging to ensure that its production activities do not destroy natural resources.
The participants' enthusiasm was shown through the emergence of several questions and discussions related to waste management practices that had been carried out by the participants in their respective neighborhoods. Most of the participants already understand the importance of waste management, but they do not fully understand how to manage waste properly and responsibly.
The participants' enthusiasm was shown through the emergence of several questions and discussions related to waste management practices that had been carried out by the participants in their respective neighborhoods. Most of the participants already understand the importance of waste management, but they do not fully understand how to manage waste properly and responsibly.

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