A modest initiative achieves great things: every weekday, Reden Roro Hendarti loads her tricycle with reading material and rides to the village of Muntang to accept rubbish from the children living there, which she exchanges for her books. A simple idea that is making a big difference, raising awareness about the environment among children in the region. Indonesia still has a huge problem with plastic waste, especially in remote rural regions.

Environmental protection
Indonesia's 'Trash Library': Rubbish for books

On the Indonesian island of Java, one librarian has started a mobile library, lending books to children in exchange for plastic rubbish. The idea is that they will learn to take pride in their environment and read more at the same time. More...

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