Pulau Plastik (Plastic Island) - An Edutainment Series for A Cleaner Bali Phase Two

Pulau Plastik (Plastic Island) - An Edutainment Series for A Cleaner Bali Phase Two
USD $779

raised of $25,000

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A video series that adopts a socio-cultural approach designed for local audiences and aimed at changing attitude and behavior towards plastic waste and promoting better waste disposal practices.

THE PROBLEM

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, yet it is the second largest marine plastic polluter. Each year over 1.3 million tons of plastic are carried by its rivers into the surrounding oceans that are known to be some of the most biodiverse places in the world. It is estimated that the island of Bali alone contributes up to 110,000 tonnes to this plastic waste annually.

Single-use plastic packaging is very popular in Bali with plastic bags, bottles, and beauty product sachets used heavily across the island. According to the Ministry of Environment, Indonesians consume a million plastic bags per minute. In 2016 the government tested a pilot project of introducing a tax on plastic bags in 23 cities across Indonesia. While the project showed positive results in the reduction of plastic bag use, it was met with resistance from the local communities and the industry and the nation-wide plan currently remains in limbo.

In November 2017, a “garbage emergency” was declared in Bali after many of the beaches popular with tourists were inundated with trash. In response to this growing problem, the island has had some great examples of community responses, a number of ongoing local initiatives aimed at recycling and composting and a recent government policy banning plastic bags to be rolled out in 2019. However, there remains much to be done in improving local communities’ understanding of the issue and getting them to actively engage in both partaking in and advocating for solutions.


THE SOLUTION

The Pulau Plastik series will explore the issue of single-use plastic usage and waste management in Bali and what challenges are being faced by Bali community groups and the government, while also highlighting best practices and sustainable solutions. With host Gede Robi of Navicula, the series takes a socio-cultural approach and examines the role of Balinese traditions and spirituality in waste management, as well as the role of art and music as a means to create a positive change on the island of Bali and beyond.

There are two key strategies in addressing the plastic waste problem: prevention through reduction in plastic waste consumption and mitigation through establishment of better practices and policies to recycle the plastic waste that’s already been produced. By creating an educational video series, developed specifically for local communities, the project aims to utilize both strategies to achieve the following results:

  • Greater understanding of the plastic waste problem in Bali.
  • Reduction in the use of disposable plastic.
  • Better waste separation and disposal by households.
  • More effective government policy implementation through community activism.


THE EXPECTED IMPACT

As of beginning of 2019, the production of the first episode is nearing completion and the filming of the next three episodes has already started. These four episodes were sponsored by a combination of non-profit and private sector funders such as National Geographic, Body Shop and Ford Foundation, as well as individuals who contributed to the first crowdfunding campaign.

With this current crowdfunding campaign we are looking to fund:

  • the 5th episode of the series;
  • online micro-campaigns, PSAs and short how-to videos to build on the main content of the series;
  • the distribution and promotion of the episodes and supporting content on local TV stations, through community screenings and online.


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FUNDING INFORMATION

As of beginning of 2019, the production of the first episode is nearing completion and the filming of the next three episodes has already started. These four episodes were sponsored by a combination of non-profit and private sector funders such as National Geographic, Body Shop and Ford Foundation, as well as individuals who contributed to the first crowdfunding campaign.

With this current crowdfunding campaign we are looking to fund:

  • online micro-campaigns, PSAs and short how-to videos to build on the main content of the series;
  • the distribution and promotion of the episodes and supporting content on local TV stations, through community screenings and online.

If you are able to support the series, you can help us make sure that Pulau Plastik reaches as many people as possible. Any amount would help. Please open the link in new tab for specific benefits community sponsors can expect depending on the value of their contribution.


PROJECT COST

Type
Description
Amount

Solution & Project Implementation

Costs associated with the production and post-production of the series and project coordination

$16,250

Monitoring & Evaluation

Costs associated with data collection, analysis and reporting

$1,500

Series Distribution

Costs associated with TV and community screenings as well as online promotion

$3,500

Administration Fee

Cost of transferring payments internationally, processing online donations and a contribution to Kopernik's operational costs (15%)

$3,750

Total $25,000

Kopernik Solutions provided a sub-grant to a trusted partner organisation who is implementing this project.