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Eating at Warung Mbah Min Can Pay with Plastic Trash

NUSADAILY.COM-SEMARANG – Mbah Min’s corner shop may not be a recommended culinary shop. However, this shop has a unique way of selling food. Visitors can eat only by paying for plastic waste.
During the trend of e-money as a means of payment, Mbah Min persisted in using plastic waste as a means of payment since 2016.
Mbah Min’s corner shop is located around the Jatibarang landfill area, Semarang City. In addition to rupiah money, this shop also accepts payments using plastic waste. Enough to bring plastic waste, the buyers can already eat and drink.
The owner of Mbah Min’s corner shop is Sarimin. In Semarang Saturday 7 March 2020, he said, he first received plastic waste as a means of payment in 2016.
“When it was given the idea by the Head of the TPA Jatibarang to open this kind of shop (pay with plastic waste),” he said.
Of course, there is a payment mechanism. According to Mbah Min, the rubbish carried at least 20 kilograms is then exchanged for food sold in the stall.
“The count, 20 kilograms is valued at Rp14 thousand. Later you can get food that is worth the garbage that is brought,” he said.
According to him, many scavengers and garbage truck drivers are eating at his stall.
In fact, he continued, if there are many visitors, the garbage collector can reach 1 ton per day.
Sarimin herself has a regular garbage collector who usually picks up plastic trash from her food payment.
In addition to plastic waste, Sarimin now also accepts payments with paper and cardboard waste.
He claimed his enthusiasm remained burning to run a warung business that could be paid for with this garbage. That is an effort to help reduce waste, especially plastic. (ant / yos)

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