Waste management - The island's first ever recycling center

  • Volunteer Abroad
  • Gili Trawangan, Indonesien
  • Jul 11, 2018
Volunteer Volunteer

Job Description

I Danmark støtter vi genbrug, og vores samarbejdspartner har fået sparket døren ind på Trawangan øen i Indonesien og indført det første center for genbrug! Interessere du dig også for miljøet og bæredygtighed?

Så se her hvad vores samarbejdspartner skriver om deres Waste Management Program

Who are we?

Gili Eco Trust, or Yayasan Ekosistem Gili indah, is an NGO based on Gili Trawangan. It was founded in 2000 to protect the coral reefs around the Gili islands from destructive fishing. In 1999 local fishermen founded the SATGAS to patrol the waters around the three Gili islands. At that time there was a lot of dynamite and cyanide fishing, destroying all the coral and killing the aquatic life inhabiting the reefs. Coral reefs had been left in a disastrous state after the intense El Niño in 1997-1998. The local population reacted and started to organize patrols around the islands in order to eliminate and educate against the bad fishing practices. An agreement was concluded between the fishermen, defining the legal techniques of fishing, limited to certain authorized zones, with the purpose of putting an end to dynamite and cyanide fishing practices.

What is the volunteer job about?

Working in Trawangan’s first ever recycling centre, processing materials ready to send to Lombok. Sorting the rubbish into different category and learning about recycling and upcycling.
Glass collections – Recycling glass directly on Gili, collected from the dump and crushed into sand to make bricks whilst bottles that pass the beauty test get upcycled into glassware and jewellery. Helping Zul our worker to clean the bottles as well as preparing garphics and designs for engraving.

Minimum length of stay?

  • 2 weeks (preferred 3-4 weeks or longer)

Minimum age?

  • 20 years old

What are the requirements?

  • Dedication toward the job!
  • Team player
  • Time flexible 

What is the price?

  • This voluntary job i free of charge

What is included?

What is not included?

  • Flight tickets
  • Accomodation
  • Meals
  • Transit

If you have any questions please write to info@volunteerabroad.com 

Please read more on our work on http://www.giliecotrust.com