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Bantar Gebang report pt 3: June 12th, 2019

Bantar Gebang report pt 3: June 12th, 2019

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sherry completes her final piece on Indonesia and brings the issue back home to question New Zealand's waste management with Environment Minister Eugenie Sage.

Sherry visits Bantar Gebang: South East Asia’s largest landfill and talks to Resa Boenard, the founder of BGBJ, the school on the landfill to discuss waste managment. In part one, Sherry talks to the trash-pickers of Bantar Gebang, and the dangerous work often undertaken to provide for their families. In part two, she interviews the women and children of the three thousand families who live on the landfill, and Resa shares the importance of education for the kids.

Sherry begins by asking Resa on the imminent closure of the landfill as it reaches maximum capacity, with no long term solution in place. You can find out more and support BGBJ by visiting their website. The hostel on site is open to hosting volunteers to help out with lessons.