A plastic monster at Sunda Kelapa Port in North Jakarta on Saturday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Monsters of Plastic, They're Pulling Your Strings


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."

Plastics Zombies carry the world of plastic during protest at Sunda Kelapa Port in North Jakarta on Saturday (20/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Plastic zombies carry a plastic-mâché earth. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesia rock band vocalist Kaka Slank joins the protest together with environmentalist and activist at Sunda Kelapa Port in North Jakarta on Saturday (20/07) They bring placard that reads Say No To Single Use Plastics (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Rock singer Kaka Slank joins the protest on Saturday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An activist pretends to be a plastics zombie during theatrical action at Sunda Kelapa Port in North Jakarta on Saturday (20/07) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A plastic zombie next to a plastic car. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Undegradable plastics are being attached on plastics monsters body (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Non-degradable plastic packaging attached on a plastic monster's body. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Gruesome like deep sea creatures : every day Jakarta can produce 2,250 plastic monsters and one plastic monster weighing 500 kilograms (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A gruesome plastic deep-sea creature. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An activist walks alongside the Sunda Kelapa Port as a symbol of human who feels hot and difficult to move because he is covered by piles of plastic waste (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A plastic zombie strolls along the Sunda Kelapa Port. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)