Waste management

I just had to post this picture, as it is a common sight in Indonesia. In Batam, we have similar waste piles scattered about that seemed to have been spread around intentionally. I’ve even started separating my bottles and cans and leaving them aside for the housecleaning ladies to recycle for extra cash. They like my Jack Daniels bottles, too. BTW, West Java is outside the capital of Jakarta.

waste management

Waste management: Scavengers dig for plastic garbage that will be recycled into plastic pellets, in the Cianggir landfill in Taman Sari, Tasikmalaya, West Java.(Antara)

About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. Indonesia lasted for a 4 wonderful years but I have now moved on to Hua Hin, Thailand.
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