In cooperation with the Schwarz Group (Lidl, Kaufland, PreZero) and PT Wasteforchange Alam Indonesia (W4C), a local NGO, oeoo is launching a river cleaning project on the island of Java in Java / Indonesia.
In cooperation with the Schwarz Group (Lidl, Kaufland, PreZero) and PT Wasteforchange Alam Indonesia (W4C), a local NGO, oeoo is launching a joint river cleaning project in the city of Bekasi in Java/Indonesia.
The waste collection project will run for the time being over a period of three years. The project management is at oeoo. The Schwarz Group not only finances the overall project including the corresponding SeeHamster collection vessels as well as other equipment, training of project participants and the recycling of the collected plastics, but also contributes their expertise on the topic of recycling.
The third partner is PT Wasteforchange Alam Indonesia (W4C), a local waste and circular economy specialist in Java/Indonesia.
The industrial metropolis of Bekasi, about 40 kilometers southeast of Jakarta’s center, has about 2.9 million inhabitants (2018) and is located in one of the areas with the highest pollution in Indonesia. The Bantar Gebang is Indonesia’s largest dump, to which most of the waste has been brought from Jakarta since the early 1990s.
Also in the surrounding area flows the citarum, supposedly the “world’s dirtiest river”, which is mainly contaminated by chemicals from textile factories, but also by household waste and other waste. “Since there is no regulated waste system or running water, the river became not only a water source for the residents, but also a waste dump.
On the island of Java we will soon start our joint river cleaning project with the Schwarz Group. The rivers around the metropolis of Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta are heavily contaminated with (plastic) waste.
The project was originally scheduled to start in spring 2020, but flooding and corona have caused delays.
Soon two more new SeaHamsters will be sent to Indonesia, one is already on site. The photo shows how a new SeeHamster for Jakarta in Kiel starts the journey (in a container) to Indonesia.
In order to avoid emissions, we are using SeeHamster for the first time in this cleaning project, which are equipped with an electric drive that can be charged via photovoltaics.
As soon as flights are possible again, oeoo member Paul will realize a solar-powered charging station for the electric outboard motors of the SeeHamster on site.