A plastic monster at Sunda Kelapa Port in North Jakarta on Saturday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Monsters of Plastic, They're Pulling Your Strings
BY : YUDHA BASKORO
JULY 21, 2019
An environmentalist group called the Plastic-Free Parade Team, made up of activists from Greenpeace, Wahli and other non-governmental organizations, staged a lively anti-plastic protest at the old Sunda Kelapa Port in North Jakarta on Saturday.
The activists built plastic monsters and zombies to symbolize the deadly threat of plastic pollution. The giant plastic-mâché dolls were made from plastic waste collected from a sea clean-up program organized by the NGOs.
Tiza Mafira, the associate director of Climate Policy Initiative and the initiator of an anti-plastic campaign called #dietplastik, said, "Every day, plastic waste collected in Jakarta can be used to make 2,250 of these smaller plastic monsters and one giant plastic monster weighing 500 kilograms. This simply has got to be stopped."