JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian actor Nicholas Saputra has shared some tips on reducing trash, starting from waste prevention and management in order to commemorate the National Waste Care Day which is celebrated on February 21st.
Here are some tips that he shared on Saturday (02/20/2021):
1. Consume Less
One of the ways to reduce the trash is to minimize our consumption. The more we consume something, there will be more trash produced.
"Before we decide to consume something, we have to ask ourselves whether we can cut down the consumption. Is the thing we bought and consumed exaggerated or not?" he said.
"Do not forget that the less we consume something, then the trash produced will be less as well," Nicholas continued.
2. Bring and Use Shopping Bag
Indonesia is one of the countries that produce the most plastic trash in the world. The plastic bags usually can be found when we go shopping. To decrease the amount of plastic trash, let’s start by bringing and using shopping bag. If this becomes a habit, it might decrease the amount of the trash.
If we get a plastic bag, we can store it and use it at other times. We have to use it properly so that it can be used more than once.
Choose the merchants who use biodegradable packages. We have to use products that are packaged with biodegradable material, because the material can be decomposed in 12 to 24 months and can be destroyed naturally.
3. Separate the Organic and Inorganic Trash
The process of sorting the trash based on its kind is the early stage of the recycling process. We can help the waste management place by sorting our trash at home.
We can divide it into organic trash and inorganic trash. The trash that can be decomposed easily, such as fruits and leftover food, should be in the organic trash category. After that, the trash that cannot be decomposed, such as aluminium cans, plastics, glass, and irons, should be in the inorganic trash category.
4. Recycle the Trash
After sorting the two kinds of trash, the next step is to recycle the organic trash. For instance, the dry leaves can be recycled as compost for plants.
If we have inorganic trash that we cannot process on our own, we can send the trash to the third party of recycling service or give them to the scavengers and used goods collectors who live near us, as quoted from Antara.