Garbage is everywhere in the streets of Jakarta. Bottles, caps, plastic bags – the scrap heap is enormous. New Dutch/Indonesian initiative Ffrash hopes to help by turning the trash into recycled furniture and products. Young Indonesians not engaged in school receive manufacturing lessons from Dutch designers, which will enable them to design and build interior products themselves. Furthermore, they are being trained in marketing in order to sell their goods. The project is a small step towards a solution to the garbage problem in Indonesia, and it provides youngsters with a new perspective on life.
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