Java Jazz Festival 2018 Brings Back Less Waste More Jazz

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Segregation waste bins at Java Jazz Festival area. Photo: Purningsih

Jakarta (Greeners) – A combination between jazz and waste management, Less Waste More Jazz, is back again for the fourth time at the Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival, on March 2-4 2018, in Jakarta, said the program’s program manager, Reynaldi Sunaryo, in Jakarta, on Saturday (3/3).

“[I think] concert goers will be comfortable to be in areas clean from waste. This program is Java Jazz Festival Production’s part as organizer on environmental awareness, especially on waste issues in Indonesia,” said Sunaryo adding that the aim of the program is to reduce waste volume from the event before reaching landfills.

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The organizers had prepared three campaign models for the program. “We educate [concert goers] through videos before and after the concerts. It also be displayed as info-graphics on available trash bins. In addition, ten volunteers from Less Waste More Jazz will be engaging directly with people,” he said.

Furthermore, he said that segregation waste bins were divided into three items, — organic bins marked with color of blue for food wastes such as fruits, rice, bread crumbs, meat and water, an-organic bins marked with pink for packaging such as cans, plastic bottles, Tetra Pak packaging and plates, bins for cigarettes.”

“The segregation waste bins are located in 30 spots of Java Jazz Festival considering on areas produce most wastes, such as food courts and food trucks,” he said adding there will be 20 sanitary officers of which ten will be responsible to collect the wastes and the rest to sort the wastes according to the types.

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Operational Manager of Jakarta International Expo, Bambang Prihatna said that they have prepared hundreds of sanitary officers and trash bins for Java Jazz Festival.

“As the venue organizer of Java Jazz, we have prepared 330 sanitary officers and 300 trash bins divided into 80 trash bins for outdoors, 16 trash bins on each hall and 50 trash bins on public areas,” said Prihatna.

Prihatna said that the benefits of the program, a collaboration between Less Waste Project and Ministry of Environment and Forestry, were that people enjoy music but also love environment through sorting out the wastes.

“As the venue organizer, it’s a benefit for us to have video displayed on each shows for people to litter on trash bins. I think that’s very simple, not difficult and reaches its target for the audience and us as building owner,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Sunaryo said waste volume reached 2.4 ton on Friday (2/3), with 275 kilograms of an-organic recyclable waste and 411.5 kilograms of residues. On Saturday, the volume reached 3.4 ton with 411 kilogram of an-organic recyclable waste and 571.5 kilograms of residues.

In 2017, waste volume of Java Jazz Festival reached a total of 7 ton with an average of two to three ton per day.

Reports by Dewi Purningsih