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Purchase of Pyrolysis Machine for Pulau Medang, upcycling the current plastic waste on the island (both seaborne plastic waste washed ashore and plastic waste from local consumption), turning the previously “tedious task’ of cleaning the environment into a sustainable revenue stream, saving islanders money and bringing awareness to why the need to reduce plastic use. Pulau Medang is a beautiful small Indonesian island in the Indonesian archipelago, tucked into the Sumbawasubdistrict and home to 3000 inhabitants. To find us you first need to fly to Sumbawa on the eastern tip of West Nusa Tengarra. From there it is a 3 hour trip by motor boat from Goa Beach to Pulau Medang. The people live in 2 villages Bugis and Bajo. We 3 ethnic groups and customs - Bugis, Bajo and Mandar - living in harmony which each other. The majority of the inhabitants make their livelihood as fishermen, farmers and labourers as well as cow, water buffalo and goat breeders. It is a simply beautiful island full of potential for tourism; sandy beaches, hilly ridges, mangroves and great local food. However plastic pollution is rife. This is because we get plastics washed onto the beaches from the open ocean as well as our own villages who throw away plastic. They have been doing so because they don’t know how bad this is for nature and also our own health and future. Now we all know different and we are looking for solutions to solve our problem and teach our neighbouring islands how to do the same. I think it is extremely important for us to have this pyrolysis machine so we can subtract plastic rubbish which this island has. Our society can sell their plastic to the machine company and no longer throw It in the sea. We also can help friends volunteer from oil disposal.” Machine technology invented by a professor at the University in Semarang : Mas Ari. Tested to EU standards. PE and PP plastics best to use. Will make kerosene in the machine and then use it to run it.