5 Member of Women Warrior of Surabaya River (PPKS) Sued 3 Big Companies in East Java

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Surabaya (Oct 5th) – The waste generation in the riverbank of surabaya river to be motivated five women who are members of Women Warrior of Surabaya River to sued three companies such us, PT. Wings Surya, PT. Indofood Sukses Makmur, and PT. Garuda Food Putra Putri Jaya. The Producers being silent to their waste generation and that’s is one of reasons for taking action in front of the Surabaya District Court.

action in front of the Surabaya District Court by Women Warrior River of Surabaya (PPKS)

Sofi, one of member of PPKS said that the three companies were the biggest pollutants who disposed of their garbage into the river. “They should be responsible for what they put out (production). They should have EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) ” Sofi’s said. She also said that the three companies can emulate other companies that have implemented EPR well to preserve rivers.

In their lawsuit they demanded a loss of Rp. 800,000,000 (Eight Hundred Million Rupiah) to the three companies and the Ministry of Public Works & Public Housing and the Governor of East Java. The money will be used to provide : 1. Container Bin, 2. Information boards, and 3. Public Transportation for Waste Service.

Azis, as the PPKS’s lawyer team explained that the results of yesterday’s trial were only examining files. This is because the defendant’s first hearing was only recognized by the legal advisor. “… the trial will be resumed again next November, on Monday 9th” he explained. (Ano/Ecoton) 

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