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[Ambassador report] Littering, the Effect and Policy

by Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas | 05-09-2019 23:57 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Littering, the Effect and Policy


Littering is an action that is not acceptable. However, there are still many people in Jakarta that litter. Students that buy snacks in front of their school from street vendors would often times throw the plastic packaging to the sewers. Parents and children alike would throw their waste to the side of the road whilst taking an angkot (minibus).


This is a bad habit that needs to be straightened out. Encouraging people to change their habit would be difficult and a struggle, but I believe that it is still a possibility. There is always hope. Everything would first start from socialization, and then it would have to be practiced or applied.


This littering problem is troublesome because when trash is thrown carelessly to the side of the road, it will end up in the sewers. When it ends up in the sewers, they would clog the sewers up and create a flood during rainy season. When it is not the rainy season, the trash from the sewers will flow to the river and end up in the ocean. I believe that one of the many reason trash leaks to the ocean is because of this littering problem.


Jakarta actually has a policy for littering. To whoever that litters, they would be charged Rp500.000,-. The problem with this policy is its implementation. I have seen a lot of people litter, yet I have not seen or heard of people being punished by this law.


Throwing trash in the bin is a very simple action. Even though it is simple, it actually plays an important and big role in preserving the environment. Currently, I am planning to do socialization with little kids at RPTRA (a sort of assembly space/park) in hopes of raising awareness and changing people’s habit. So that at the very least, the numbers of trash leaking to the environment would hopefully decrease.


Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Ida

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Littering, the Effect and Policy

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 04-10-2019 21:56

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Ida!
    Trivial actions can bring huge impact to the environment.
    Encouraging and punishing with policy seem to be insignificant, but those minor acts will eventually make Jakarta a clean city.
    Posted 17-09-2019 18:29

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Dear Ida Ayu Mas Amelia,
    Hello this is your mentor Lisa.

    Yes indeed, littering is a big problem!
    Even in my country Korea, people still unconsciously commit it either unaware of how serious the problem is or aware yet careless.
    Our actions to solve environmental hazards and climate crisis can always start from very simple actions.
    We should all start acting!

    Thanks for such a great article.
    Keep up the good work:)

    Your Lisa
    Posted 09-09-2019 14:22

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hello Ida Aya Mas Amelia,
    I do hope you are fine there and doing great with your works. Definitely, littering is one of the most common bad habit of every person I saw till date not only in jakarta, but in many part of the countries and regions. People must be concerned about this bad habit. Everywhere policies has been made but implementation of it is still on confusion.
    You are initiating so good campaign. Keep going on.
    Green Cheers from Nepal,

    Posted 08-09-2019 20:56

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    wonderful report.
    Keep writing and shining.
    Posted 06-09-2019 13:31

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