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Radically Reducing Plastic Pollution in Indonesia

Indonesia faces a mounting plastic pollution crisis. Plastics are valued materials with a key role in the economy, and the nation generates around 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste per year, a figure that is growing by 5% annually. Despite major commitments from government, industry and civil society, the flow of plastic waste into the country’s water bodies is projected to grow by 30% between 2017 and 2025, from 620,000 tonnes per year to an estimated 780,000 tonnes per year.

Recognizing the urgent need to take bold, unprecedented action on plastic pollution, the Government of Indonesia collaborated with the Global Plastic Action Partnership – a multistakeholder initiative set up by the World Economic Forum – to launch the Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP) in early 2019. This initiative complements many actions and initiatives currently underway in Indonesia to reduce plastic pollution, led by national and subnational governments, businesses, academia, non-governmental organizations, community and religious groups.

The strategy document, “Radically Reducing Plastic Pollution in Indonesia: A Multistakeholder Action Plan,” lays out an evidence-based roadmap to reduce plastic leakage into Indonesia’s coastal waters by 70% by 2025. Furthermore, this strategy aims to reach near-zero plastic pollution by 2040 by transitioning to a circular economy for plastics.

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May 25, 2020
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