Most people are not aware of how to manage their own waste. We at the innovation hub of Green School had the opportunity to invite Merah Putih Hijau to a Skill Share, to discuss this problem, what to do with our own waste?
Merah Putih Hijau (MPH) is an organization that focuses on waste separation and educate people on how to manage their own waste. MPH offers a pick up service and proposed to the community how to process the trash and make it cash. The first step that they did was divide the trash into three colors. Merah-Putih (Red-white) is for the inorganic trash and the green is for the organic trash. So the MPH has the aim of educating people to cultivate the trash, make cash, which is a shared benefit for the organization and the community. This principle was based on the philosophy of Indonesia’s system of democracy from the community, by the community and to the community. The pilot project is in Pererenan Village.
MPH addressed who the stakeholders are and approached the “Banjar”, “Kepala Desa”, and woman organization, as well as the youth community that based in the “Banjar” to cooperate with MPH and eco-Bali. The project started in 2016 and took a year of coordination before launching and has succeed in offering a pick up service and cultivating the trash from the local village. In 6 months the operation has resulted in the ratio of organic waste 4: 1 to the non-organic waste. 93 % of the trash reached the succeed to cultivate and the 7 % of the residual waste transferred to the landfill. This project is considered an early success and has already sparked conversations on campus to replicate this program around Green School.