Plastic Bank Indonesia Beach Atmawati Nov 2022

Meet Atmawati.

Atmawati is a 42-year-old collection community member, working alongside her husband Asis in Bali, Indonesia. She began collecting plastic waste to help her husband and support improving their family’s livelihood.

Atmawati cleans up the Balangan Beach in Bali. Photo courtesy of Plastic Bank

Atmawati cleans up the Balangan Beach in Bali. Photo courtesy of Plastic Bank

Every day, Atmawati helps sort the plastic bottles that Asis collects, separating the caps and labels from the bottles. Sometimes, she helps to collect plastic waste, too. After collecting and sorting, they bring the plastic to their local Plastic Bank collection branch to be exchanged for extra cash and life-improving benefits.

Asis & Atmawati receive health benefits from becoming an Ocean Steward in Bali, Indonesia. Photo Courtesy of Plastic Bank

Asis & Atmawati receive health benefits from becoming an Ocean Steward in Bali, Indonesia. Photo Courtesy of Plastic Bank

 

The happiness of Atmawaki’s daughter (Nurmalika) as she sees her mother come home after collecting Plastic at the beach. Photo courtesy of Plastic Bank

The happiness of Atmawaki’s daughter (Nurmalika) as she sees her mother come home after collecting Plastic at the beach. Photo courtesy of Plastic Bank

 

Since becoming a Plastic Bank collection member, Atmawati has received increased income, BPJS Health Insurance, a tablet for her daughter’s online schooling during the pandemic, and grocery vouchers.

Atmawati and her daughter buying groceries in Bali, Indonesia. Photo Courtesy of Plastic Bank

Atmawati and her daughter buying groceries in Bali, Indonesia. Photo Courtesy of Plastic Bank

 

Atmawati accompanies her daughter study at their home in Bali, Indonesia. Photo Courtesy of Plastic Bank

Atmawati accompanies her daughter study at their home in Bali, Indonesia. Photo Courtesy of Plastic Bank

She is proud to be a working mom who can help provide for her family and ensure a better future for their daughter, Nurmalika

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Busch Systems is proud to support the work of the collector members like Atmawati through our partnership with Plastic Bank!

To learn more about our partnership with Plastic Bank, click here.

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View Atmawati’s story on YouTube, here.

 

 

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