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Don't worry, an Indonesian Spider-Man will clean up your trash

An Indonesian investor in the fight against pollution disguised himself as a Spider-Man to raise awareness of this scourge.

Rudi Hartono, an Indonesian baristar, struggled to persuade residents of his small coastal community of Parepare to follow his example and pick up litter scattered on the streets and on the beaches - until he disguised himself as Spiderman.

"At the beginning, I did the same activity without wearing this costume and it didn't get the public's attention for them to join and help pick up the trash," said Rudi Hartono, 36, wearing his red and blue spider costume.

"After wearing this costume, it turns out that the response from the audience has been extraordinary," he added.

Many parts of Indonesia suffer from few organized public services to deal with waste. Plastic waste, in particular, often ends up in rivers or oceans.

Highlight the issue of waste

Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, generates 3.2 million tonnes of garbage per year, almost half of which ends up in the sea, according to a 2015 study published in the journal Science.

Rudi Hartono turns into a Spider-Man during the day, before his work at the cafe starts at 7 p.m. His efforts have helped bring the issue of waste to the national level. He was interviewed by newspapers and appeared on television shows wearing his superhero costume to explain his motivation.

At first, he admits, he bought Spider-Man's outfit just to amuse his nephew, before others in his town noticed.

Foster the commitment of society

"We need a creative model to foster society’s active engagement in protecting the environment," said a resident of Parepare.

With a population of around 142,000, Parepare produces around 2.7 tonnes of unmanaged waste per day, according to data released in 2018 by the Ministry of the Environment and Forests.

Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, is estimated to be the world's second largest producer of plastic pollutants in the oceans after China, the study added.

Rudi Hartono said he hoped the government would invest in efforts to clean up trash and toughen rules on waste management, including on single-use plastic bags.

"Minimizing the amount of plastic waste is the most important thing to do, because plastic is difficult to break down," he said.