Misool Community Recycling: keeping 700 tons of rubbish off our reefs each year

Called Bank Sampah in Indonesian, the Misool Community Recycling Project incentivizes small communities to properly dispose of waste.  Misool Foundation purchases 36 types of rubbish directly from underserved coastal communities.  The waste materials are collected and then shipped back to mainland, where the goods are sorted, cleaned, chipped, and packed for recycling.  

Bank Sampah members can choose to be either paid directly for their waste, or to leave the funds in the 'bank' and collect interest at a later date. 

The Misool Community Recycling Project collects 700 tons of rubbish each year.