Every single day, tonnes
of plastic waste is thrown in the forests, rivers and oceans of Indonesia.
Mismanaged waste leads
to a host of environmental issues, including harming sea ecosystems as the
trash inevitably ends up in the ocean. This poses severe threats to coral reef,
fish, turtles and whales.
What if instead of
throwing our plastic trash in nature, we could turn it into a resource?
This is exactly what
Get Plastic is doing. We have built a pyrolysis machine which effectively and
safely turns plastic trash into fuel
, ready to put in your car or
That’s right – we use
a pollutant (plastic) to create a resource whose extraction is highly
problematic (petrol), thereby reducing the amount of crude oil we need to pull
out of the ground to supply the global oil market. We think that is a huge
We have already
developed this new, cutting-edge technology. Now, the next step is to spread
the message and introduce the technology to the public. We need your support to
You can make a
difference by donating to support our next big project, our ambitious
environmental campaign Get Plastic Sustainable Tour.
In this 6-month
educational outreach campaign
we will drive 1737 km from Bali to West & East
Nusa Tenggara using only fuel generated from our pyrolysis machine.
We will stop in villages along
the way, hosting educational workshops for locals about the issue of plastic
pollution. We will let them experience first-hand how we
process their waste using our machine, demonstrating the surprising value of plastic
waste right in front of their eyes.
Indonesia has great diversity in land, wildlife and culture. It is increasingly
becoming home to top tourist destinations in Indonesia. The increase in
travellers and tourists in these locations increases the chance of waste
management problems in the near future. We aim to prevent the problem before it
arises by educating the locals on proper waste management.
The impact of this campaign will be :
Increased public awareness of the
plastic pollution problem.
Prevention of waste mismanagement
in growing tourism hotspots.
Increased public awareness about
the innovative Get Plastic solution – our pyrolysis machine.
Promotion of Get Plastic’s
important work which is crucial to gather future support for the organisation
and ensure the organisations’ sustainability. This is essential to continue our
work and enable our vision of making Indonesia free from plastic pollution.
GetPlastic has already successfully done a Sustainable Tour, and our current project is going to be an even bigger version of this. The first sustainable tour was in 2018, where we drove 1200km from Jakarta to Bali with our iconic Vespa which was fuelled by the pyrolysis machine. Like our upcoming tour, we hosted workshops and educated local people about plastic pollution and our solution. We were proud to receive the REKOR MURI award for our innovative and impactful project.
Now, we want to upscale the sustainable tour: make it longer, more impactful, and targeting a different part of Indonesia. This time, we will be running not only our Vespa but also two other cars on plastic fuel which will really prove how viable our novel solution is.
How will my donation be used?
Your money will go towards the expenses of our ambitious
6-month campaign which is run by core staff and Get Plastic volunteers. With
your help, we will be able to meet our goal to reach local people throughout
our workshops, create a number of local art & culture shows as well as hosting movie screenings about plastic waste.
100% of your donation will directly support Get
Plastic’s important work during this tour to share knowledge in West & East Nusa Tenggara about plastic waste management.
You can help us by giving what you can
and sharing the campaign widely. Every little helps! Thank you very much.
You also can check out this project on our instagram @getplastic_id & @getplastictour or our website getplastic.org