It looks as though Indonesia will tackle its garbage problems seriously and rather creatively. In a commendable and inspirational step, the country now runs a unique system of ‘plastic buses’. In an attempt to save the planet from plastic trash, plastic buses now run on the streets in place of the passenger buses, the only major difference being that passengers are not charged with money but trash for tickets. How neat!
It has become a common sight at the bus terminal in the city of Surabaya to see people waiting in queues with bags full of plastic bottles and cups. With Indonesia being the world's second-biggest marine polluters after China, this was a much-needed step.
The country is looking forward to minimise plastic wastes by 70 per cent by the year 2025. The Plastic Bus initiative leads the chain of events with added support from increasing public awareness on the issue, recycling, and keeping a check on plastic usage.