AVPN 2020 | Special Highlight: Aeshnina A. Aqilani, Co-Captain, River Warrior, Indonesia


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Session Description:

    Plastic pollution is most visible in developing Asian nations, where waste collection systems are often inefficient or nonexistent. In East Java, Indonesia, in particular, imported plastic waste has become one of the most pressing environmental issues.

    Not only can plastic debris kill marine animals, but the toxins leached from plastic can also pose health risks for those across the food chain and eventually ending up on our plates.

    Environmental protection, however, has not been a priority in Indonesia. The only way to address plastic pollution issues is by initiating a cross-sector collaborative approach, led by the civil society and supported by the government.

Key Takeaways:

  • Emphasize the toxic impact of plastic pollution that cause hormonal disorder to living creatures, which could lead to infertility, misscarriage, tumors or cancer of reproductive organs
  • Encourage all countries to recycle their own waste and demand the government of exporting countries to clean up the piles of plastic scraps that are being dumped in Bangun Village


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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