Swietenia Puspa Lestari and M. Adi Septiono established the Divers Clean Action (DCA), a youth-led organisation in Indonesia. Being an enthusiastic diver since she was a child, Lestari’s main focus for DCA is on marine debris cleanup and segregating trash. DCA started partnering with 100 divers and now, with over 1,500 volunteers across Indonesia and Southeast Asia in cleaning debris and empowering coastal communities. Other than that, DCA has also held environmental programmes and conducted many campaigns and training with the coastal community in order to educate the people about the importance of waste management.
Their mission includes a preventive action: supporting ocean environment conservation efforts in Indonesia, as well as a curative action: being one of the accelerator stakeholder in solving environmental problems in Indonesian ocean. Finally, they are promoting sustainable marine tourism while their Data platform functions as an accessible data center regarding ocean environment problems in Indonesia.