One of Mudfish No Plastic’s outreach programs is the providing of workshops and practical solutions to educate and empower Indonesian children about the danger of single-use plastics. Indonesia is the world’s second-largest plastic polluter in the world, producing about 6.8 million tons of plastic waste annually.
Around 72% of plastic pollution originates in rural regions and small- to medium-sized cities.
At present, the country does not have a proper waste management system. Illegal dumping, burning, and unsorted waste are common practices in local villages. The majority of Indonesians lack awareness of the problem of access to education and the solutions needed to deal with this crisis.This is due to the lack of education about plastics. Plastic was discovered and then developed rapidly because it has many advantages. Lightweight, durable, anti-corrosive, inexpensive, and practical.
So in a short time plastic became the new idol and replaced metal and wood, for various needs. .
Mudfish No Plastic exists to provide underprivileged Indonesian communities with that education and those practical solutions. Mudfish No Plastic’s approach is based on the belief that young people if provided with the knowledge and tools, can be catalysts for change. In terms of location, we target children in remote villages where the quality of education provided is of lower quality and there is less awareness about the impacts of single-use plastics and proper waste disposal management. Our educational program consists of four 2-½ hour workshops that provide a holistic view of the single-use plastic problem and its connection to our health and environment. The workshops include instructional lessons, quizzes, arts and crafts activities (coloring, and designing tote bags), video screenings, and area clean-ups.