Plastic to ride – Indonesians swap bottles for bus tickets

Residents jostle beside Suroboyo bus after exchanging plastic bottles for tickets at Purbaya station in Surabaya, Indonesia, October 21, 2018. Picture taken October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas

SURABAYA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s second-largest city has come up with a novel way to encourage its residents to recycle waste: giving free bus rides in exchange for used plastic bottles. Under the scheme launched by Surabaya in April, commuters can ride red city buses by dropping off plastic bottles at terminals or directly ‘paying’ a […]

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