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One out of four Indonesians use plastic straws daily, adding to a staggering number of 93 million single use plastic straws being used every. single. day.
One in six (17%) Indonesians admit to using plastic straws several times a day. Those with a university degree or higher are more likely than those with qualifications lower than a degree to own reusable ones.
For this exact reason, CarbonEthics has teamed up with Evo&Co to include our lower-middle class friends to join the plastic free movement.
Warung Lestari is a program that was created to not only educate local food stalls (warungs) about the impact that our plastic waste has on our oceans and our planet, but it also subsidises them with paper/rice straws that will replace their current plastic counterparts.
Each #MulaiDariSedotan package consists of 200 straws that will subsidise a warung’s current plastic straw usage for a month.
How does Warung Lestari work?
How is Warung Lestari making a difference?
You are contributing to subsidizing 200 paper/rice straws to warungs, meaning that 200 plastic straws are not leaked into the ocean.
Paper straws decompose within two months on land and six months in saltwater. If animals accidentally ingest a biodegradable FSC-approved paper straw, this is deemed much safer as they are more digestible for animals – thus they aren’t as harmful, nor do they impact the food chain so drastically.
Through the collective purchase of Warung Lestari, the warung or Cafe will receive waste management education and campaign material to help further their knowledge on plastic waste.
We hope for results, allowing them to rethink and eventually adapt to act green for the long term.
By taking the financial burden off micro-businesses to make the change to a more sustainable alternative to plastic straws, we are supplying them with subsidized paper/rice straws to them through our Warung Lestari program.
Indonesia is currently the second largest plastic polluter on the planet and while plastic straw is just the beginning, we hope to expand our program to cover plastic cups and bags in the future.
Our current pilot goal is to prevent
from ending up in our beautiful oceans.