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Jakarta Post

For greener growth

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, December 7 2019   /  01:19 am

It is encouraging to see the amount of attention multinational companies and multilateral institutions are paying to sustainability in doing business, or the green economy. However, too much damage has already been done to our environment, and consumer behavior is already shaped too firmly to be changed.Bleak developments on climate change should not translate into complacency. More efforts, in quantity and quality, need to be made to encourage the “refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle” principles. The private and public sectors need to join hands and come up with concerted, structural mechanisms to campaign for a sustainable way of life and of business.Multinational fast-moving consumer goods enterprises operating in Indonesia have expressed their commitment to reducing plastic waste by investing in recycling mechanisms and nonplastic packaging to contribute to the circular economy. Indus...