Aiming to Find a Solution to Indonesia’s Waste Problem
Upcycle is a student organization that aims to tackle Indonesia’s environmental issues by providing environmental education to raise awareness in Indonesia’s schools about trash separation and recycling.
Every day, massive amounts of waste are generated in Indonesia, but there are no recycling systems in place or government-led efforts to teach people about trash separation. As a result, the waste treatment situation in Indonesia is dire. Landfills are over capacity, and the pollution of surrounding water sources is reaching peak levels. To transform this dangerous situation, Upcycle plans to raise awareness by educating children and encouraging the active use of local waste banks.