Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Jakartans celebrating the 2018 New Years Eve on Sunday evening produced a total of 780 tons of trash, an increase from 700 tons as compared to the 2017 New Years Eve.
"There is a slight increase as compared to that recorded last year, as this year, the Sudirman-Thamrin avenues were open, and the Ancol area was also open," Isnawa Adji, head of the Environmental Affairs office of the Jakarta administration, noted here, Monday.
Most of the trash comprised plastic bottles and bags as well as styrofoam, he remarked.
Some 10 thousand plastic bags were distributed to street vendors and those celebrating the New Years Eve to prevent littering.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is keen that Jakartans play an active role in maintaining cleanliness in the capital city, he stated.
Jakartans flocked to the National Monument (Monas) area in Central Jakarta, Ancol area, and Lake Sunter area in North Jakarta, the Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park in East Jakarta, the Hotel Indonesia Circle in Central Jakarta, and Babakan Dam in South Jakarta for the New Years Eve celebrations.
Governor Baswedan was present in the Monas area and Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno was in Ancol when the clock struck midnight.
Source: ANTARA News