SAVING PARADISE FROM A MOUNTAIN OF TRASH
Director(s): Caecilia Sherina
Producer(s): Lilian Tan
2022 | 7 min | Bali
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia
In Bali, Indonesia, Merah Putih Hijau (MPH) empowers village communities to tackle the waste crisis one home at a time. 70 per cent of the waste in Bali’s overflowing landfills is organic and can be recycled, if sorted before dumping. For MPH’s volunteers, the mission was clear: they needed to change minds to change waste disposal habits. Now in one village alone, 13 tonnes of organic waste is recycled every month, and trips to the landfill are reduced by more than 60 per cent. With MPH’s help, village residents are returning Bali to the paradise it once was.