MM Perbanas Students Pioneers the Habit of Reducing Plastic Waste
The amount of plastic waste in the world level is currently increasingly worrying about its pollution. This condition has generated a spirit of concern from various parties, including the graduate students (S2) of Management Students at STIE Perbanas Surabaya. Exactly Saturday, December 14 2019, this 24th batch of postgraduate students took the initiative and committed to reducing plastic waste by bringing water in their own drinking container or tumbler. This movement began when participating in learning Strategic Management courses in Room B208 Campus 1 Jl. Nginden Semolo 34-36 Surabaya.
One of the activating students, Eka Santoso, said that it all started when the issue of plastic waste was already in an emergency. Through this initiative, he and his colleagues want to take part in supporting anti-plastic waste. "Through the Class Leader, we were directed to take the initiative to bring drinking utensils. So, each of them is better off bringing water in their own tumbler from home so that the refill is on the campus. So, during lectures, there are no more plastic bottles, ”explained Eka in between lectures.
With the support from the campus, Eka continues to encourage the anti-plastic waste movement to be followed by every batch in the Master of Management Study Program and all S1 and D3 students. This can be through programs that are correlated in campus activities. "Hopefully, there can be more program ideas to reduce plastic waste," hopes Eka as a pioneer of the Anti-Plastic Waste Movement.
Then, One Arto Wiro Suprayogo, as Chair of the Class 24th Class, also hopes that his action can inspire, especially in educational institutions. He also believes that Diploma 3 and Bachelor students can be more creative in reducing plastic waste. “We are sure that the younger children have more ideas. This movement will also later be able to inspire S2 friends in their respective work environments to always reduce the use of plastic, "he said.
Meanwhile, Lecturer for Strategic Management Subject, Lindiawati, highly appreciates the sensitivity of students in grasping the implications of one of the topics of the Strategic Management course, namely CSR by realizing the determination to change the mindset to reduce plastic waste. "The tumbler with all the names of the Class 24 students will be an encouragement to strengthen the commitment to reduce plastic everywhere," said Lindiawati. (PR)