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Jakarta Post

Circular economy may add up to $45b to Indonesia’s GDP by 2030

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 26, 2021   /  07:57 pm
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Adopting a circular economy in Indonesia’s key sectors might add between Rp 593 trillion ($42.2 billion) and Rp 638 trillion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030, a report finds, stating that doing so will also support the government’s efforts to recover the economy after the COVID-19 crisis. The report, launched on Monday, specifically highlights the potential to tap circular economy practices in five key Indonesian industries, namely textiles, retail, electronic manufacturing, construction and food and beverage, which collectively contributed 33 percent of Indonesia's GDP and employed 43 million workers in 2019. The report was jointly made by Indonesia’s National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), the Danish Government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Circular economy practices, which include reducing food waste ...