ROAR PROJECT ZERO PLASTIC BOTTLES – NORTH SUMATRA
(ROAR – RECYCLE OR ACTIVELY REDUCE)
Sumatra Adventure Holidays is proud to be a founding member of the ROAR Project Zero Plastic Bottles – North Sumatra. We are pleased to actively support this project, with the provision of pumps for water bottles, information and signage for the local community and offering our guest on tour free water refills.
We are proud to be running zero plastic bottles tours, saving over 1000 plastic bottles on our tours in the first month! We expect this to continue for all of our tours in the future, as our guests very keen to support and participate in the ROAR Project Zero Plastic Bottles in North Sumatra by bringing a steel bottle from home and using our free water refills during their tour.
AIM OF THIS PROJECT
Aim of this program is to aspire to be a zero plastic bottle community
HOW ARE WE GOING TO ACHIEVE THIS?
By partnering with businesses in the community including;
- Guest houses
- Restaurants cafes bars and warungs
- Shops selling bottled water
PLASTIC BOTTLE FACTS.
- In Indonesia alone over 15.7 billion litres of bottled water are consumed every year and over 30 million plastic bottles are made every day world wide
- Less than 5% of plastic bottles are recycled
- Plastic bottles end up in our rivers, oceans, landfill or are burnt
- Burning adds to the pollution problem by releasing pollution into the air
- Plastic bottles are not biodegradable sitting in landfill or polluting the environnment
- Most of the litter near and in the ocean is made up of plastics with the majority of plastic bottles going into the ocean every year, with 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 268.94 tonnes in the oceans
- In our community plastic bottles end up in the rivers, the jungle, in our villages, are burnt or end up in landfill. Only a small amount are recycled
WHY ARE PLASTIC BOTTLES BAD?
PLASTIC BOTTLES ARE BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND US
- Plastic bottles pollute our lands waterways and oceans
- Burning plastics pollutes air, land, water and exposes humans and animals to toxic chemicals and carcinogens
- Living animals, particularly marine animals are effected through entanglement, direct ingestion of plastic waste and through exposure to chemicals in the plastics
- Plastic bottles are toxic to marine life, animals and humans, containing carcinogens as well as lead, cadmium and mercury
- Plankton and fish eat these highly toxic carcinogens and chemicals which can lead to death
- Humans also ingest these highly toxic carcinogens and chemicals by consuming fish that contain these toxins, causing increase in cancer, immune disorders and birth defects
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
- Join our program to minimise plastic bottles in our community
- Have a water dispenser at your place
- Display the Certified drinking Water Sign at your refill station
- Encouraging tourists and visitors to use your water refill station
- Offer the sale of steel bottles or reusable bottles at your place
- Encourage guests to bring their own reusable water bottle with them
- Eventually stop selling plastic water bottles at your place