Solutions To Plastic Pollution
FPR’s solutions tackle the root cause of plastic pollution: lack of access to waste services.
“Many of us live outside the realm of choice. In some countries, the only access to safe drinking water is bottled and the only option for waste disposal is dumping it in nature,” says Sumarkho. But, “a solution emerges from this problem: stop making virgin plastic, rescue what's already here, and revive it into new materials,” he says.
It’s also about providing the right education to communities once these waste collection services are in place. That’s why FPR’s mission is to connect with local non-profit partners to provide environmental education and workshops to empower communities to improve their waste and recycling practices. FPR’s waste collection operations will begin in Java, the highest polluting island in Indonesia, then extend to West Papua.