BOGOR CITY - World Collecting Trash Day or World Cleanup Day 2018 today is simultaneously held in 16 Regencies / Cities in West Java. The opening was inaugurated directly by the Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil, was centered in the Kujang monument of Bogor City, Saturday (9/15/18) morning.
"With this World Cleanup Day activity in 16 Regencies / Cities in West Java I open proudly in Bogor City," said Emil, the Governor's nickname.
Accompanied by Mayor of Bogor, Bima Arya, Governor Emil and hundreds of people from the students community, went straight to the street picking up trash. Starting from the Kujang monument on Pajajaran street, one by one food, plastic, cigarette butts until the scattered leaves are picked up by Emil and put into a plastic bag.
This trash collection movement then continues to the pedestrian path on Oto Iskandar Dinata road, to the underpass hall, to the part of the Botanical Gardens and back to Pajajaran road. Emil said, in trash collection movement there was a sense of love for the area where he lived and provided benefits to others. Emil also appreciated the community which always succeeded the government program.
"The government cannot work alone must be with the citizens including the energy of the community that must continue to be treated because this is the difference with other nations," he said.
Emil hopes, the trash collection movement is not just every 15 September or when there are certain moments, but it must be a culture.
"When i was in Bandung, why did I get Adipura after 17 years, one of kind was to make it like World Cleanup Day but on Monday, Wednesday and Friday routinely and now a habit. Hopefully this movement will become a culture. Bogor, I'm sure it's only a matter of time. "Adipura's predicate can be achieved again," said Emil.
World Cleanup Day began in 2008 in Estonia. This movement gathers people and organizations around the world to make the earth cleaner and free of waste. The goal is to fight illegal waste or to litter. Exactly today, it is carried out in 150 countries and an estimated 380 million people or 5 percent of the world's population do it.
While, the target in West Java is 200 points in 16 Regencies / Cities that carry out this movement. Especially in the city of Bogor there are 7 routes for it.
"We are still trying to realize our dream of reclaiming the title of Adipura City. In the past, Bogor City won Adipura eight times in a row and became the cleanest city in Indonesia, now with this community and movement we will regain Adipura," said Bogor Mayor Bima Arya.