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Consumer goods firms join battle to reduce waste

  • Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 10 2018   /  01:41 am

One hundred drop boxes made especially for the disposal of product packaging waste are ready to be placed in various public places in Jakarta.

Each box has two compartments: one for paper-based packaging, such as cartons and cardboard boxes, and the other for nonpaper packaging, such as plastic bottles, plastic sachets, plastic bags, cans and glass containers.

Behind the project is the Packaging and Recycling Alliance for Indonesia Sustainable Environment (PRAISE), a body specializing in handling packaging waste that was founded by six giant consumer goods companies, the products of which are largely consumed in the country — Coca Cola, Danone, Indofood, Tetra Pak, Nestle and Unilever.

Sinta Kaniawati, a PRAISE representative, said at a press conference in Kemang, South Jakarta, on Wednesday that the initiative was intervention by the industry to overcome waste pr...