First Lady Disseminates Plastic Waste Reduction in Banyuwangi
Date 29 Januari 2019
First Lady Ibu Iriana accompanied by the Vice Presidents spouse Ibu Mufidah Jusuf Kalla and a number of spouses of Working Cabinet Ministers joining in Organization of Solidarity Action of Working Cabinet Era (OASE-KK) conducted plastic waste reduction dissemination, at the Gitik community health center (Puskesmas), in Banyuwangi Regency, East Java, on Monday (28/1).
On that occasion, the First Lady gave away tumblers to local residents in order to reduce plastic waste. Single-use plastic will be banned in stages. Use this at your home, so you will not produce more plastic waste, she told the residents.
In addition to efforts in reducing plastic waste, Ibu Iriana also reminded them the importance of proper hand washing and asked them to do it at home.
We had demonstrated the steps of proper hand washing, now you can do it at home, along with your husband and children, Iriana added.
At the Gitik Puskesmas, the First Lady also witnessed the procedure of VIA (visual inspection with acetic acid) test which is a screening methods for cervical cancer.
Afterwards, Ibu Iriana planted a longan tree and symbolically distributed 1,000 orange trees, 250 longan trees, and 250 mango trees to members of Persit Kartika Chandra Kirana (an organization of soldiers’ wives) and the participants of parenting seminar and anti-narcotics dissemination. In the meantime, Vice Presidents spouse Mufidah Jusuf Kalla planted a mango tree at the front yard of the Puskesmas.
Before leaving Banyuwangi to Jakarta, Ibu Iriana, Ibu Mufidah Jusuf Kalla, and members of OASE-KK visited Blimbingsari Creative Craft to inspect local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Upon the arrival at 03.15 p.m. Western Indonesian Time, the First Lady and her entourange headed to the workshop and saw several crafters were making batik while others were working on bead stringing.
For the record, Blimbingsari Creative Craft sells and exhibits various SMEs products including traditional herbal medicine (jamu), Banyuwangi batik, leather goods, and accessories. Ibu Iriana and her entourage visited every booth at this place. The First Lady also bought several handcrafts, including wooden toys for her grandson Jan Ethes, and local snacks. (BPMI Setpres/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Mia Medyana Bonaedy