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Batam Government Employees Must Bring Their Own Drinking Bottles From Home

Mayor of Batam gives appeal for Batam City Government employees to reduce the production of plastic waste in Batam, by bring drinking bottle to office

Batam Government Employees Must Bring Their Own Drinking Bottles From Home
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TRIBUNBATAM.id - Mayor of Batam, Muhammad Rudi, asked Batam City residents to start reducing the use of disposable plastics.

This appeal was started from Batam City Government employees.

Disposable plastic makes up 50 percent of plastic waste in the ocean.

And plastic will become problems once it enters the ocean because it is almost impossible to get rid of it and animals end up eating or being trapped in plastic.

These marine animals can also die caused by dangerous chemicals contained in plastic.

Aiming to reduce the production of plastic waste in Batam,

Every employee, said Rudi, was required to bring a drinking bottle to the office.

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Thus reducing the use of plastic bottles.

"It took 600 years to become one with the soil. That was the expert's explanation to me yesterday. Then slowly we returned to 50 years ago, we no longer use plastic, we use glass again, use glass for drinking," said Rudi Wednesday (11/20) / 2019).

He also discourse to make a policy of providing glass and non-plastic containers that can be used by employees in Batam City Government.

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