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  • Indonesia Wants to Reach Net-Zero Plastic Pollution by 2040. Do You Have a Big Idea to Help Them Do It?

    Indonesia generates around 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste per year, but much of it is not disposed of properly. But by 2040 it hopes to achieve zero plastic pollution through shifting to a circular economy. The informal waste sector gathers up around 1 million tonnes of plastic waste, most of which is recycled, but their contribution needs greater recognition. A collaboration between the Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP), Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator (OPPA) and UpLink hopes to address that and other issues around supply chains and technology.

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  • 3 Ways for Indonesia to Reduce Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

    Collaboration and understanding among government, civil society organization, and community is required to apply and share integrated data, new business models, established public policies, and investment in technology and infrastructure to create a systemic solution to plastic pollution in the ocean. There are far too many plastic waste, we have no time to waste.

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