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Jakarta Post

Indonesia told to produce more ‘green’ products

  • Elly Burhaini Faizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 29 2011   /  08:47 am

By applying principles of sustainability in manufacturing processes, Indonesia may gain a larger share of the European market as its consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious.

Peter Maher, head of the development cooperation section at the European Union delegation to
Indonesia, said more and more European consumers wanted to feel that the products they purchase from other countries were produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.

“If you look at batik, for example, it has a very special status after it was officially acknowledged by UNESCO as a world heritage item from Indonesia. I think as European consumers become aware about whether these products are being produced in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way, you can expect increased demand for batik by applying sustainable principles in their manufacturing process,...