Tue, 07 Nov 2000

Festival to show virtues of recycling

JAKARTA (JP): The City Recycling Agency in cooperation with three women's organizations in Jakarta will hold a series of events, including discussions and bazaars, on garbage recycling issues over three days beginning Wednesday.

The organizer of the committee, Mrs. Fauzi Bowo, wife of the City Secretary, said on Monday that the event was aimed at promoting the importance of garbage recycling and at attracting public interest in such environmentally beneficial activities.

The event will be held at the Nyi Agung Serang Women's Hall in Kuningan, South Jakarta.

"Hopefully, the event will be a bridge for the Jakarta administration and the public to jointly establish an Indonesian recycling business center," she said.

Jakartans are invited to take the opportunity to display their used items at the festival, called the Festival Daur Ulang 2000. (dja)