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
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.