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Circular economy going around in circles, experts say

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 13 2019   /  01:33 am
Save the Earth: Diet Kantong Plastik (Plastic Bag Diet) movement director Tiza Mafira (second left), Karyanto Wibowo (second right) of Danone Aqua and Bandung Institute of Technology professor Endri Damanhuri (right) listen to The Jakarta Post General News Desk editor Adisti Sukma Sawitri speak at The Jakarta Post Yearender 2019 seminar at GoWork in FX Sudirman, South Jakarta, on Thursday.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)(Plastic Bag Diet) movement director Tiza Mafira (second left), Karyanto Wibowo (second right) of Danone Aqua and Bandung Institute of Technology professor Endri Damanhuri (right) listen to The Jakarta Post General News Desk editor Adisti Sukma Sawitri speak at The Jakarta Post Yearender 2019 seminar at GoWork in FX Sudirman, South Jakarta, on Thursday.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)

Save the Earth: Diet Kantong Plastik (Plastic Bag Diet) movement director Tiza Mafira (second left), Karyanto Wibowo (second right) of Danone Aqua and Bandung Institute of Technology professor Endri Damanhuri (right) listen to The Jakarta Post General News Desk editor Adisti Sukma Sawitri speak at The Jakarta Post Yearender 2019 seminar at GoWork in FX Sudirman, South Jakarta, on Thursday.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)The circular economy has been hailed as the best way to solve the ever-piling plastic waste problem in Indonesia, but observers argue that the country lacks the integration to make it work.Indonesia produces about 64 million tons of waste annually, according to February data from the Environment and Forestry Ministry. Of the total figure, about 15 percent is plastic waste, much of which is food and beverage packaging and plastic bags.The majority of the waste, however, is not proce...