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Indofood, Danone top list of plastic waste from big brands: Report

  • Arya Dipa and Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

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Bandung/Jakarta   /   Thu, October 31, 2019   /  10:06 am
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People collect plastic waste on a beach in Bali.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)

Large national and multinational corporations are being called on to take responsibility for the amount of plastic waste polluting the country with a recent audit finding that plastics produced by such companies continue to contaminate the country’s environment. The audit was conducted by an international movement called Break Free From Plastic, which engaged more than 70,000 volunteers in 51 countries to conduct brand audits on the plastic waste they collected. The finding was published by the movement in a report titled BRANDED Volume II: Identifying the World’s Top Corporate Plastic Polluters. In Indonesia, more than 6,000 volunteers were involved in the audit, collecting a total of 13,309 pieces of plastic waste. While most of the plastic waste — around 6,298 pieces — was unbranded, volunteers also found that some of the waste came from bi...