Government wants to triple plastic waste collection by 2030 to encourage recycling – business

Divya Karyza (The Jakarta Post)


Sun, July 11, 2021

The government has set a goal to triple the country’s plastic waste collection capacity in this decade to address a major stumbling block to the development of the recycling industry and work to deliver on its promise to reduce waste.

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry unveiled a 10-year forecast model on Wednesday for a 10 percent annual growth in the nation’s plastic waste collection capacity to meet a target of 4.29 million tons by 2030.

Novrizal Tahar, director of waste management, said the environment ministry will increase waste collection capacity through actions such as creating more waste banks, installing more recycling bins, working with waste management technology startups and strengthening the waste collectors that are the backbone of Indonesia’s waste industry , increase.

“Eighty percent of the supply chain is still in the informal sector. To their …

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