GAIA AP in the time of Covid-19
Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group
Chintan is raising funds to give COVID-19 kits to 5,000 families in Delhi, India. The group is also calling for help to feed local waste collectors. Learn how you can help, click: #COVIDmekabadi I’m adding more text here to show Sonia : )
Diet Kantong Plastik
Diet Kantong Plastik in Jakarta Indonesia apart from sending a message of inspiration to keep our things clean and look after one another, shared tips on using reusables instead of single-use plastics during COVID-19. Learn more about them.
Environmental Conservation Organization
ECOTON calls on the public to help ease the workload of the garbage collectors in Gresik, Indonesia by encouraging sorting of garbage at home, composting, and recycling. Learn more about them.
In Hong Kong, with the tough new measures aimed at enforcing social distancing and restricting number of dine-in customers in restaurants, some of which even suspend their evening market and allow only takeaway services amidst COVID-19, rise in the use of single-use plastics is expected. Greeners Action calls on the public to opt for healthy home cooked meals but when takeaway is inevitable, for the public to bring reusable containers. Check out their no plastic map: bit.ly/noplasticsmap
Hasiru Dala in Bengaluru India distributes Care Kits to 2,500 families across the city. The kit contains 25 kg of rice (boiled or white), 5 kg of dal, 1 kg of sugar, 500 g of salt, chilli powder, groundnuts and jaggery, and 5 bars of soap. Get more updates on their work or know how you can support them.
Health Care Without Harm – Southeast Asia
In a bid to address ways to deal with COVID-19 health care waste, HCWH-SEA is inviting the public to join the webinar, Do No Harm in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic. Register here: bit.ly/COVIDWasteWEBINAR The team is also calling for financial donations for PPEs procurement and financial assistance for the frontline health workers of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals members and partners in the Philippines. Know how to donate.
Health Environment Climate Action Foundation (HECAF 360)
As early as February, HECAF 360 has been tapped by the Government of Nepal to design and implement a safe waste management system for the waste generated during the flight from Wuhan China while evacuating 175 Nepalese students from Wuhan. The team is currently working on designing protocol for isolation and ICU wards. Know more about HECAF.
Pusat Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup (PPLH) Bali
PPLH Bali in Indonesia plans to add PPEs to the gloves, masks, and soaps that will be distributed to waste workers. Know how you can help, visit PPLH Bali.
YPBB aims to provide PPEs and vitamins to waste pickers in villages in Bandung, Cimahi, and Bandung District in Indonesia. Each package includes fabric mask, rubber gloves, liquid hand washing soap, hand sanitizer, 4 tubes vitamin C, and 2 tubes vitamin B6. Click here to donate: bitly.com/DonasiAPDypbb The group also continues its call to the public to bring reusable bags when doing groceries and reminds public that latex gloves are only needed for medical purposes and not for general use.