Commemorating National Fisherman Day (HNN), Tuesday (30/4), PT Polytama Propindo cleaned over one kilometer long shores of Glayem Beach in Juntinyuat District, Indramayu Regency. In this activity, the company took at least four hundred people from various government agencies, students, scouts, youth organizations, fishermen among many others.
Some government agencies involved in environmental care activities include the Environment Agency (DLH) and the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Indramayu. Also participating are the elements of the Indonesian National Armed Forces from the Military District Command (Kodim) 0616, the Navy (AL) and the local Resort Police (Polres), including from the Water Police Unit (Air Satpol), Sector Police (Polsek) Juntinyuat, Syahbandar and other related agencies.
this beach clean up event was especially held to commemorate National Fishermen Day. But it was also to commemorate National Trash Day and National Disaster Preparedness Day. For Polytama, keeping the cleanliness of the beach is relevant with those national commemoration days.
"This is a form of Polytama's concern, not only for fishermen, but also for the environment, in this case the beach and the sea. Incidentally our industry is located on the beach, so we have an obligation to protect the coastal and marine ecosystems, one of which is by cleaning up trash scattered on the beach in the Polytama ring one area, "said General Manager of PT Polytama, Dwinanto Kurniawan in his statement received by Republika.co.id , Wednesday (1/5).
Dwinanto along with polytama workers joined in mingling with the community picking up various types of rubbish along the estuary of Glayem Beach from morning to afternoon. Also picking up trash was the local Kodim Commander, Lieutenant Colonel. Kav. Agung Nur Cahyono, Head of DLH, Ir. Aep Surahman and Head of BPBD Edi Kusdiana.
Tens of tons of various types of waste have been collected from the coast along one kilometer in the east coast of Indramayu. The garbage is transported to the garbage trucks that have been provided and thrown directly to the Final Waste Disposal Site (TPA) in Pecuk Village, Sindang District.
In addition to cleaning the beach, the activity was also enlivened with joint exercises which were followed by all the volunteers collecting rubbish, and planting tree seedlings along the beach. Polytama also provides an attractive door prize for volunteers who have managed to collect large volumes of garbage after weighing.
Cultivating beach cleanliness
GM Polytama Dwinanto said, the beach clean-up activity was a form of appreciation from his company for the large contribution of fishermen in meeting the nutritional needs of the community through catching fish. In addition, Polytama, which is located in a coastal area, seeks to make people aware of the importance of protecting coastal and marine ecosystems.
"The contribution of fishermen for fulfilling nutrition is very large. We appreciate that by cleaning up the coastal environment where fishermen live. This activity is also to make the community aware of the importance of protecting the coastal environment in their respective environments. The cleanliness of the beach and sea must become a culture for coastal residents and fishermen, "he said.
Polytama sees the activity of cleaning up coastal and marine ecosystems from garbage must become a culture that grows in the community. So that at any time awareness arises by the community, including the fishermen themselves, to always guard the beach against various types of rubbish.
"We see this activity as a very good campaign to sensitize the public. Not only Glayem, other beaches, especially those that are in the Polytama ring one area, we will also clean up with the same pattern, by involving community elements, "said Dwinanto.
The Head of DLH Aep thanked Polytama for holding an educational activity to make the community aware of the importance of protecting coastal and marine ecosystems. This activity is also a form of campaign that must be done continuously to fishermen and coastal residents to love the environment more than not littering along the coast or into the sea.