Recycling of plastic waste is an effort to preserve the environment, moreover its waste can be made into useful objects.
" It started when I saw a lot of plastic waste in the environment and thinking about how to use it"
This is what is done by Ekawati Prayitno, a citizen of Jatipadang, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta who has been in the plastic knitting business since 2011.
"It started when I saw a lot of plastic waste in the environment and thinking about how to use it," she told, Friday (4/5).
She accidentally had the idea of knitting using plastic. The items produced are varied, ranging from brooches, bags, lamp shades, wallets, dolls, and ondel-ondel.
"Our unique product is knitted bags made of plastic," she told.
Talk about the price, all items are sold cheaply between Rp 5,000-Rp 500,000 for items with many raw materials and large sizes.
In 2017, she had joined the medium-sized businesses (UKM) assisted by the South Jakarta Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Trade (KUKMP) Agency.
"It is felt very helpful, especially in terms of marketing. I often take part in bazaars and exhibitions," she stated.
No wonder, the marketing is getting wider, even he gets orders from Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.
So for those of you who want to see the making process directly, you can visit the workshop, Anggrek 05, Jalan Taman Marga Satwa No. 26, RT 04/05, Jati Padang, Pasar Minggu.