Lombok communities work hand in hand to fight plastic waste – Wed 23 September 2020
Sebastian Partogi (The Jakarta Post)
Wed 23 September 2020
To mark World Cleanup Day on September 19, the local non-profit organization Lombok Ocean Care brought together 652 volunteers to clean up beaches and roads from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., while following COVID health and hygiene protocols. -19.
Volunteers included local residents, representatives of the Lombok Forest and Environment Agency, local NGOs as well as employees of large hotels like the Sheraton Resort, restaurant chains and mini markets like Indomaret.
They joined forces to clean up Senggigi Beach as well as several kilometers of road stretching from Senggigi to Batu Layar.
The large expanse of sites allowed volunteers to avoid crowding, while regularly cleaning their hands using disinfectant and wearing face masks, according to Lombok Ocean Care manager Christine Sakinah Nauderer.
“Then when we had to go into the wat …
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