CCEP Indonesia together with BNI 46 conducted community assistance for the 3rd series on August 29 – September 1, 2022. This time, the collaboration team for the environment visited West Metro District and held a series of pilot project community development programs for the Waste Bank in village level.
Also attending the mentoring were the PKK Unit Waste Bank management from 4 urban villages, namely: Ganjar Agung Village, Ganjarasri Village, Mulyojati Village and Mulyosari Village. On this occasion, the participants received further briefing and assistance on the management of the Waste Bank and the practice of weighing waste cylinders with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Indonesia (CCEP Indonesia), BNI 46 and the Sahabat Gajah Waste Bank.
The activity initiated by the Metro City Environmental Service was carried out in the West Metro District Head Office Hall. Triyono, as the Head of West Metro District, welcomed the initiative to increase the role of the waste bank at the sub-district level in the hope of reducing and managing waste from the source. “I believe that if waste is managed properly, it will provide benefits for the environment as well as for the community to get economic opportunities. I believe that waste can become the raw material for the economy, therefore it is important for the community, government and private parties to collaborate to solve the existing waste problem from the source, “said Triyono.
Asrian Hendicaya, as the Environmental Activist of the Sahabat Gajah Waste Bank who plays the role as a mentoring partner, reminded the PKK Unit Waste Bank management to continue to learn and be enthusiastic about providing services and outreach to residents to sort waste from their homes. “We can't imagine how much waste will pile up in the surrounding environment if we don't start sorting them from our homes today, which will result in environmental and ecosystem pollution. As we know, the impact of the waste problem on the environment is very clear. Starting from marine pollution, river pollution, inhibiting groundwater processes, soil pollution and making water and soil unhealthy for human life and other living things. For that, let's start sorting our waste from home,” Asrian explained.
Yayan Sopian, Regional Corporate Affairs Manager of CCEP Indoenesia said that until early September 2022, from the target 22 urban villages, the PKK unit waste bank assistance program has reached 12 urban villages in 3 sub-districts, including North Metro, South Metro, and West Metro. Yayan hopes that the mentoring activity will produce an effective model that can be replicated in other areas in an effort to accelerate waste reduction from the source.