Oh, Plastic Festival! 26-27 October 2019

Updated: Jul 1



Oh, Plastic Festival! is a series of events held by Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator (SecondMuse Indonesia) to raise awareness and collaborative action in overcoming the problem of plastic pollution in Surabaya and Indonesia. The event combines creativity, the spirit of the community, and also innovation in dealing with the problem of plastic waste collaboratively. This festival has been held on 26-27 October 2019 with two locations in Surabaya namely Tunjungan Plaza Mall as the main venue and GeCo Coworking Space for the Waste Data Hackathon.


For two days straight Oh, Plastic Festival! featuring eight booths consisting of recycling businesses, startups, garbage banks, and communities engaged in plastic waste issues. The booths were: Alang-alang Zerowaste Shop, Kompis, HepiCircle, Plastic Fischer, Langgeng Jaya (Yuura Bag), Robries, Surabaya River Care, and Surabaya Main Trash Bank. In addition to the booths, we also held two public-themed public discussions. The first discussion presented the Women and Mountain community who presented their experiences implementing zero waste hiking on a mountain climbing expedition, while the second discussion presented the Pulau Plastik documentary followed by Plastic Talk, which presented five related resource persons: Pulau Plastik, Coca Cola Indonesia, Circulate Capital, East Java Province Environmental Agency, and Nol Sampah Surabaya Community. The two discussion activities were attended by around 100 participants.


Before this festival took place we also held a photography competition with the theme "Behind The Waste" which was participated by a total of 125 participants and produced six winners divided into two photo categories namely essay photography and single photo. Photos of the work of the winners we show in a photo exhibition during the festival. We also held a Plastic Robbing activity on October 21, 2019 at Taman Bungkul Surabaya Car Free Day by cooperating with teachers and students of SMAN 6 Surabaya. Around 35 students enthusiastically distributed eco-friendly tote bags to around 50 Car Free Day visitors.


At the top of the event on October 27, we announced the winners and gave prizes to the winners of the photography competition and the Hackathon competition. The festival was closed by the appearance of musicians who were known to have a strong interest in environmental issues and plastic waste, namely Blingsatan, Robi Navicula, Sisir Tanah, and Endah N Rhesa. Total visitors during the festival is around more than 400 people and this festival was collaborating with 25 institutions and communities. We also successfully engaged Suara Surabaya Group as the official media partner of Oh, Plastic Festival! for free. Suara Surabaya Group is a leading media in Surabaya which has various channels, namely Suara Surabaya radio, SCG magazine, and Suara Surabaya Net news portal. As a media that has a concern for environmental issues and plastic waste, Suara Surabaya Group agreed to collaborate with Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator in the success of this festival.


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Oh, Plastic Festival! adalah rangkaian acara yang diadakan oleh Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator (SecondMuse Indonesia) untuk meningkatkan kesadaran dan aksi kolaborasi dalam mengatasi permasalahan polusi plastik di Surabaya dan Indonesia. Acara yang menggabungkan kreativitas, semangat komunitas, dan juga inovasi dalam menghadapi permasalahan sampah plastik secara kolaboratif. Festival ini telah diadakan pada tanggal 26-27 Oktober 2019 dengan dua lokasi di Surabaya yaitu Tunjungan Plaza Mall dan GeCo Coworking Space.

Selama dua hari berturut-turut Oh, Plastic Festival! Menampilkan delapan booth yang terdiri dari bisnis daur ulang, startup, bank sampah, maupun komunitas yang bergerak di isu sampah plastik. Booth tersebut adalah: Alang-alang Zerowaste, Kompis, HepiCircle, Plastic Fischer, Langgeng Jaya (Yuura Bag), Robries, Peduli Sungai Surabaya, dan Bank Sampah Induk Surabaya. Selain booth-booth tersebut, kami juga mengadakan dua diskusi publik bertemakan lingkungan. DIskusi pertama menampilkan komunitas Wanita dan Gunung yang memaparkan pengalaman mereka menerapkan zerowaste hiking pada ekspedisi naik gunung, sementara diskusi ke dua menghadirkan film dokumenter Pulau Plastik yang dilanjutkan dengan Plastic Talk yang menghadirkan lima narasumber terkait yaitu: Pulau Plastik, Coca Cola Indonesia, Circulate Capital, Dinas Lingkungan Hidup Provinsi Jawa Timur, Komunitas Nol Sampah. Dua kegiatan diskusi tersebut dihadiri oleh sekitar 100 peserta.

Sebelum festival ini berlangsung kami juga mengadakan kompetisi fotografi dengan tema “Behind The Waste” yang diikuti oleh total 125 peserta dan menghasilkan enam pemenang yang terbagi dalam dua kategori foto yaitu essay photography dan single photo. Foto hasil karya para pemenang kami tampilkan dalam pameran foto selama festival berlangsung. Kami juga mengadakan kegiatan Rampok Plastik pada 21 Oktober 2019 di Car Free Day Taman Bungkul Surabaya dengan menggandeng para guru dan siswa SMAN 6 Surabaya. Sekitar 35 siswa dengan semangat membagikan tote bag ramah lingkungan kepada sekitar 50 pengunjung Car Free Day.

Pada acara puncak di tanggal 27 Oktober, kami mengumumkan pemenang dan memberikan hadiah kepada para pemenang lomba fotografi dan kompetisi Hackathon. Festival ditutup dengan penampilan para musisi yang memang dikenal punya ketertarikan kuat di isu lingkungan dan sampah plastik yaitu Blingsatan, Robi Navicula, Sisir Tanah, serta Endah N Rhesa. Total pengunjung selama festival berlangsung pada tanggal 26-27 Oktober 2019 sekitar lebih dari 400 orang dengan menggandeng 25 lembaga dan komunitas sebagai kolaborator. Dalam event ini kami juga berhasil menggandeng Suara Surabaya Group sebagai official media partner Oh, Plastic Festival!. Suara Surabaya Group merupakan leading media di Surabaya yang memiliki berbagai channel yaitu radio Suara Surabaya, majalah SCG, dan portal berita Suara Surabaya Net. Sebagai media yang memiliki kepedulian terhadap isu lingkungan dan sampah plastik, Suara Surabaya Group menyambut baik kerjasama dengan Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator dalam mensukseskan festival ini.



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