Surabaya – Aeshnina Azzahra Aqilani or who is often called Nina, on Saturday (10/10) met Mrs. Risma, at her residence on Jl. Sedap Malam. After some time ago she was invited to the German Embassy in Indonesia because of a letter she wrote regarding plastic waste, this time she was speak out about her anxiety regarding the large pile of garbage in the Surabaya River.
This 13-year-old student from Gresik said in her letter that last August she and the Surabaya Kali Fighters community followed the river from Mlirip (Mojokerto) to Joyoboyo (Surabaya). During the action along the river, she found as many as 60 piles of garbage from the Waru Gunung area to Joyoboyo.
Plastic waste is indeed a serious problem, its impact on the environment and is very important to pay attention to for the return of a healthy environment. Allegedly from the National Geographic page. Id, based on statistics from Our World in Data, the world’s annual production of plastics has increased almost 200 times since 1950. In 1950, it was known that the world was producing only two million tons of plastic per year. But since then, production has increased dramatically.
Unfortunately, of the large amount of plastic, only about 20% is recycled. In the end, about eight million tonnes end up in the oceans each year. Plastics, as we know, can last on Earth for up to 60-70 years. And even plastics that were made in the early days are probably still around today.
(Doc: ECOTON) The Surabaya Women River Warrior Community
Emak’e arek-arek Suroboyo (The Mother of Surabayan People/Tri Rismaharini) responded to Nina’s meeting last Saturday. Mrs. Risma answered that she would send Ms. Erna, as the Sanitation Office, to clean up the garbage piles in the areas along the banks of Sawunggaling, Karangpilang and Waru Gunung Kali Surabaya. (Ano / Ecoton)