Jakarta (Greeners) – Amid 200 years of Bogor Botanical Garden, a waste care festival will be held in support of Indonesia’s Free Waste 2020 to underline the site as touristic destination with plastic and cans waste management, said head of Plantation Conservation Center, Bogor Botanical Garden, Didik Widyatmoko, said in Jakarta, on Friday (7/4).
“Currently, we’re still recycling plastic and cans. Bogor Botanical Garden also cooperates with Bogor administration, local people and communities for waste management,” he said. “In the future, communities can manage waste and receive economical benefits from Bogor Botanical Garden shops or other stores.”
At least ten tons of plastic and cans waste produced by Bogor Botanical Garden every year. Lack of people’s awareness and increasing visitors resulted to piling up waste in the site.
Furthermore, he said that Bogor Botanical Garden still has no chopping plastic waste device prompted them to allocate budget to buy the device.
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Bogor Botanical Garden will celebrate 200 years on May, 18, which will be attended by government agencies, corporate, scientists, activists.
Furthermore, Bogor Botanical Garden will do expose on researches conducted in the site which also serves as conservation, education and research center.
For the past two centuries, scientists in Bogor Botanical Garden has launched for new individuals and domesticated plants.
Reports by Danny Kosasih