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Jakarta Post

Firms form organization to combat growing plastic waste

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil


Jakarta   /   Sat, August 29 2020   /  01:00 am
A 60-year-old scavenger, Puji Urip, stands in front of burning plastic waste at an imported plastic dumpsite at Bangun village in Mojokerto, East Java on Dec. 4, 2018. (-/Fulli S. Handoko)

Several top food and beverages companies have established a new organization to ramp up their recycling efforts and reduce plastic packaging waste in Indonesia, which the companies commonly produce and usually ends up polluting the sea.    The businesses, which are members of the Packaging and Recycling Association for Indonesia’s Sustainable Environment (PRAISE), initiated the Packaging Recovery Organization (PRO) to seek ways to speed up the implementation of the circular economy, from waste collection to recycling. Among the members are PT Coca-Cola Indonesia, Danone-Aqua, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur, PT Nestle Indonesia, Tetra Pak Indonesia and Unilever Indonesia.    “PRAISE is very proud of launching the PRO [so we can] collaborate on our waste management as a solution to single-use plastics. [With the PRO] we promote extended stakeholder re...