One method that can be used to raise public awareness of waste management is a more personal approach. In the midst of this pandemic, various activities are indeed quite regulating. This also has an impact on the minimal donation of waste that goes to the Get Plastic Learning Center Bali, to respond to this, the Get Plastic team in collaboration with the Allianz Peduli Foundation is trying to change the educational method by conducting door-to-door socialization in accordance with health protocols to reduce crowds in this time of the pandemic.
From 2020 untill now, the Get Plastic team has received donations of waste from residents around the Learning Center which is based in the Sibangkaja area, Badung, Bali. The waste donation is then processed into fuel so that the problem of plastic waste, especially around the Learning Center area can be resolved. The output in the form of diesel and gasoline produced from processing plastic waste is also distributed to the surrounding community, the majority of whom work as farmers. Output in the form of fuel is one of the solution for people to replace fuel with new energy that comes from plastic waste processing.
The data for plastic waste processed in the period of July 2020-February 2021 are 580 kg. The plastic waste collection that we do uses a variety of methods, apart from accepting donations of plastic waste from around the Learning Center, we also try to pick up the waste with the door-to-door socialization method that we have done. This aims to attract more concern and interest from the community in managing and processing waste, especially plastic waste which they produce daily. The Get Plastic team also does other work, such as conducting education for 25 times both online and offline in the form of seminars, workshops, discussions and showcases. Adaptive performance is needed during this pandemic, so the Get Plastic team always strives for collaborative and varied educational methods.