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Indonesian workshop turns waste into decorations

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 19, 2019 13:28

Indonesian workshop turns waste into decorations

An Indonesian workshop is turning industrial waste and chicken feathers into rooster decorations, in a bid to reduce waste and generate income for the local community. As cocks crow in the background, workshop owner Tarjaya leads a team in crafting life-sized figures of chickens from factory waste such as foam, rubber and fabric scraps, covered with feathers gleaned from chicken slaughterhouses.

The 35-year-old employs around 6 to 10 people from the community who work as scavengers, traders and farm labourers in their regular jobs. With their help, Tarjaya can produce 60 to 200 rooster figurines in a month, selling each for $17.80.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 19, 2019 13:28