Indonesian librarian lends books for trash

Indonesian kids swap trash for books

Location: Purbalingga, Indonesia

This ‘Trash Library’ allows children to borrow books

in exchange for plastic cups, bags, and waste

(SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) FOUNDER OF TRASH LIBRARY, RADEN RORO HENDARTI, DRIVING AND SAYING:

"My message is, let us build a culture of literacy from a young age to mitigate the harm of the digital world and we should take care of our waste in order to fight climate change and to save the Earth from trash. Thank you."

Hendarti collects about 220 lbs of trash a week

(SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) 11-YEAR OLD STUDENT, KEVIN ALAMSYAH, SAYING:

"From what I can see, when there is too much trash, our environment will become dirty and it's not healthy. That's why I looked for trash to rent a book."

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