Aeshnina Calls on Trudeau: End Plastic Waste Exports to Indonesia

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On April 21, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., So the co-captain, Aeshnina Azzahra Aqilani, attended the procession as a “plastic era” dweller’s end in Ottawa, Canada. 

Protesters came from all over the globe to the event in their hundreds to express frustration towards the harmfulness of plastic pollution and the threat it poses to the environment and water resources. The fact that the fossil fuel industries are the major plastic police suppliers is the reason for such grave consequences.

In the course of the parade, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault met and greeted participants with Aeshnina, who is widely known internationally as Nina. Both of them shared this chance to converse and that was their point.

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Nina says, “That’s how it started in 2020, with a letter of protest to the Canadian PM (Justin Trudeau), asking Canada to stop sending plastic waste to Indonesia. The letter is still not answered.” So she tells this to Steven Guilbeault on April 21, 2024

Moreover, confirmed the fact that although Canada is processing a large amount of plastic refuse, this garbage is used to produce energy. Nina strives to persuade the Canadian government that recycling and better waste management practices will be better solutions than giving plastic waste to ASEAN countries.

“Stop sending plastic waste to Indonesia and other developing countries, at least, please respond to my letter”, said Nina.

This Class 11 SMAMIO Gresik student raised an issue of pollution created by the recycling factory at her location which is responsible for recycling plastics and paper remaining after Canada processing.

“Recycling plastic waste can’t remove the total amount since the recycling industry leaks toxic liquid waste which pollutes rivers which are the raw materials for our drinking water. Toxic microplastics also pollute the food chain,” Nina said as she confidently boarded the stage.

Throughout 2023, Nina and the Riverin Team discovered several things related to the processing of imported waste in East Java, namely:

1. Piled waste brought from abroad in the villages in Gresik, Sidoarjo, Mojokerto and Malang Regencies (East Java). Besides these, we also witness the large piles of raw materials inside the factory of PT Indah Kiat Paper in Kragilan Serang, Banten. These dumps can even allow pollution of water, air plastic micro contamination and dioxin pollution

2. That is Heat imported plastic waste to make tofu and limestone fuel.

3. The growing use of microplastic waste, namely 11 companies for recycled paper factories through imported waste with liquid waste being dumped onto the river that Brantas River, which is used for drinking water, rice field irrigation and fish ponds, accumulates every day.

4. Apart from water, microplastics are contaminated sediments, biota or seafood.

“As an ambassador of the Prime Minister, I will immediately correspond Nina’s letter,” said Steven Guilbeault.

Through the mediation of the Canadian Prime Minister for the environment, it was stated that Indonesians still receive illegal exports of plastic waste from Canada. Besides, Steven spoke out his thanks to Nina for the measures she exerted to tackle plastic pollution. Now, the Canadian government has the intention of carrying out some enhancements.

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Letters Sent to Trio of Presidential Contenders

Nina also sends letters to three regional presidential candidates of Indonesia; namely Anies Baswedan, Prabowo Subianto and Ganjar Pranowo.

“Naomi’s letter is one more of Gen Z’s souls that presidential candidates will consider climate change as a main election issue,” Prigi Arisandi, the executive director of the Institute for Ecology and Wetland Conservation Studies or Ecoton and Nina’s father said on January 20, 2024.

Several months later, Nina started to write the letter cleverly to persuade him to focus on environmental issues in East Java. He requests that the candidate for president introduce some practical activities that can help the planet our dear and reduce plastic waste.

Letter Sent to Trump by Advocates

Previously Nina conducted a letter to the President of the United States Donald Trump, which is against the act of U.S. through the pollution of garbage in Indonesia.

She said, “America is not supposed to be dumping the rubbish to Indonesia, recycle your rubbish, and tell them back to ‘take away your rubbish’.”

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