Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage

 
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Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage

Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
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Piles of Plastic

Piles of Plastic
Bags upon bags, piles upon piles, tonnes upon tonesns. Non-recyclable plastics are stacking up in Indonesia. Jakarta, the countries capital, produces more than 50,000 tons of waste per day with only around 2% of this recycled. XSProject is taking the first steps to address the issues of non-recycling and waste management. (view small | med | large | orig)

Pak Salim

Pak Salim
Pak Salim, 67 years old, the head of one of many trash picker communities, standing in front oh his house in Jakarta. Pak Salim on average earns a little over US$1 a day from trash picking. Salim started searching and selling trash when he was 22, in 1964. His pride and joy are his grandchildren of whom XSProject are supplying an education for. It is people like Salim and his grand chilidren that XSProject is working to support. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Family Household

The Family Household
Yuyun, Galuh Sadewo and Ahmad – Ahmad works as a trash picker and part time gardner to support his wife and young child. The family spends around half of their weekly wage (US$5) on food alone. The remainder of the money is spent on on postnatal healthcare for Yuyun, who had complications at birth. (view small | med | large | orig)

Trash Carts

Trash Carts
These carts are used by the trash picking community to fill with rubbish. The trash pickers will walk from street to street, for many hours a day, filling these carts with rubbish and plastics that they hope to later sell for a small amount of money. (view small | med | large | orig)

Washing the Plastics

Washing the Plastics
Agus, one of XSProject's employees, sorts and washes the trash XS has received from the trash picking communities so it can be sorted and sent to the sewers to make new and exciting products. (view small | med | large | orig)

Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage

Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
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Life of Jakarta's Trach pickers.

Life of Jakarta's Trach pickers.
These trash pickers are returning (home) the landfill where they will sort the trash for items that can be sold for recycling. Children play among the trash. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mother and Child

Mother and Child
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Introduction of XSProject to JIS Peduli

Introduction of XSProject to JIS Peduli
JIS Peduli founder, Linda Hollomon, introduces XSProject General Manager Retno Hapsari to the new volunteers (view small | med | large | orig)
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Organization

XSProject

Cilandak Barat, Jakarta, Indonesia
http://www.xsproject-id.org

Project Leader

Karen McDaniels

Denton, Texas United States

Where is this project located?

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