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Jakarta Post

Indonesian companies begin to embrace circular economy to reduce plastic pollution

  • Eisya A. Eloksari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 13, 2019   /  04:32 pm
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Plastic men: Two people dressed up in used plastic bags participate in a plastic bag diet campaign during Car Free Day on Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/P.J.Leo )

Major Indonesian companies have begun to adopt a circular economy concept by recycling used plastic packages to help cope with the increase in growing plastic pollution in the country. Instant noodle producer Indofood, publicly listed food company PT Mayora Indah, mineral water producer Danone and Coca Cola Indonesia are among the companies that have established plastic recycling programs in which plastic packaging is recycled and processed into other products, such as pallets and construction material.  “We are also working with Indomie [instant noodle] restaurants to recycle their packaging waste,” the company’s corporate communications head, Stefanus Indrayana, said during a discussion on post-consumer packaging at the Indonesian Circular Economic Forum on Monday. The circular economy is an economic system in which consumers and producers are encouraged...