Ridwan Kamil Invites People to Use “Octopus” App, Turn Garbage Into Money

Apr 22, 2021

Ridwan Kamil Invites People to Use “Octopus” App, Turn Garbage Into Money

The large number of single-use plastic packaging makes the plastic waste pile up. In addition to changing the lifestyle of minimal waste, the solution is to recycle plastic waste.

The application that plays a role in recycling plastic waste is Octopus. This free application that can be downloaded on the Google Play Store can be a manager of collected plastic waste.

For every plastic waste collected, you will get points that can be converted into some money.

The Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil, said that this application was here to invite West Java residents to collect plastic waste.

"Octopus will be used by users to call conservationists who will take waste directly from their homes, thereby increasing their income, they can get Rp 2 million to Rp 5 million depending on the amount of plastic waste deposited," said Emil, his nickname, in a written statement, Thursday. (22/4/2021).

He also mentioned that this Octopus was used in the plastic waste recycling process at PT Namasindo Plas Padalarang, West Bandung Regency.

Then, on his official Twitter account, Emil invited his followers to sort out the garbage and collect it.

"Let's now cultivate a culture of sorting and collecting plastic waste, send it to the Namasindo Plas factory, through various waste collection systems, one of which is the Octopus Apps driven by handsome babang @hamishdw," he tweeted.

For information, the plastic waste recycling center receives at least 60 tons of plastic waste from Bali every week.

According to records from the West Java Environment Service, the amount of plastic waste that can be recycled reaches 6,400 tons throughout West Java.

"We have 6,400 tons of plastic waste a day that can be recycled, even plastic waste from Bali and Lombok was bought by West Java," he said.

Finally, Emil offers his followers a certain amount of income that collectors and preservers will earn, as the Octopus team is called.

“There are conservationists or collectors of plastic bottle waste who earn 5-10 million a month. Interested?," he concluded.


by Liputan 6