EMPOWERING TRASH BANK: BUILDING CARE FOR ENVIRONMENT COMMUNITY

BATAM. Rumah Zakat effort in environmental empowerment realize through the development of Trash Bank. A total of five housewives work together to weigh and record the garbage deposit in front of Al Amin Trash Bank located in Berdaya Mangsang Village, Batam. For 7 months they have been active in the recycling process. Within a month they can produce up to 200 kg.

“Alhamdulillah, the result is not bad and the environment will be cleaner,” said the Chairman of Al Amin Trash Bank, Sri maryani.

The same is revealed by Yayuk, Chairman of Barokah Trash Bank. In addition to recycling garbage collection, the women who become junk bank officials are also actively doing waste processing activities into handicrafts.

“We have several times participated in the exhibition which is also supported by Rumah Zakat,” she said.

Al Amin and Barokah are two of seven trash banks that are fostered by Rumah Zakat Batam branch. This program is welcomed by the community, especially housewives who actively participate in activities that not only benefit the environment, but also the economy.

Newsroom/ Sri Agustina

Batam

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