Feasibility Study of Plastic Free: Done in 20 - 30 Cities in Indonesia

Feasibility Study of Plastic Free: Done in 20 - 30 Cities in Indonesia

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance), the organization which focuses to answer the challenges to end the plastic waste in the society released the 2020 Progress Report. It was about the achievement done by the Alliance and its member for 18 months since it was made. The Progress Report also discussed the initiatives, namely in Indonesia about plastic waste reduction, collection, re-cycle, and management.

The Progress Report covered how Alliance to End Plastic Waste developed its mission, vision, organization structures, and strategies to accelerate the plans and the most important thing was to implement 14 programs of Alliance to End Plastic Waste about the plastic waste.

Some activities in Indonesia were the first, STOP (Stop Ocean Plastics) Program in di District of Jembrana, West Bali to design and develop the first solid plastic management service in District of Jembrana and would be useful for 150.000 local people. The place to solid waste process provided the full re-cycle system and created new and permanent vacancy for the local. Alliance to End Plastic Waste and STOP Program would make the system within the goal, to gathered 20.000 tons of waste per year.  This would encourage the basic transformation in every level of the society – the people, the government, community and the effective model to do partnership between the public and the government and could be re-implemented in the society where the leak of plastic waste is very high in the circumstance.

The second is Plastic waste-free cities (PWFC) Program. It is the program to get the solution of free plastic waste in the cities and it has vulnerable ecology and social challenges. In Indonesia, Alliance to End Plastic Waste did feasibility comparative study in 20 - 30 cities in the semi cities and village and cooperated with SYSTEMIQ within the goal, to create the gathering and sorting of the local waste which turns the waste to be the material of further recycle or in mechanics.

The third is the Further Feasibility Study for the two previous programs in Bandung and Mojokerto. It was done to know if the condition of the two cities supports the big scale investment and could change the plastic waste to be petro-chemical material and in the end, it is processed to be the fuel or high quality plastic material. The study also covered the assessment of technologies to manage the difficult plastic waste to be recycled and how the technology could integrate with mechanical recycle system. The goal is to minimize the plastic waste volume which is thrown away to the end spot or burnt and maximize the values from the recycle materials.

The fourth is Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator (OPPA). It is the collaborative network to get the innovative solution from the local waste process system and the recycle business in Surabaya. OPPA runs Surabaya Waste Community Accelerator and in cooperation with eight local innovators to support and increase the new approach to make the local waste management and recycle infrastructure better. OPPA launched Surabaya Access Pad. It was the three month – program which was explicitly designed to help the global business and create the products or innovative service to prevent the plastic waste pollution into the sea in Surabaya.

The report also provided 55 programs led by the members of Alliance to End Plastics Waste, within the total investment about US$ 400 million to get the solution, to end the plastic wastes in the environment.

“The Progress Report also described the collaboration and partnership globally among 50 members and allay of Alliance to End Plastic Waste. We made the huge leap in the last 18 months; 14 programs in six countries and contributed 55 programs of our 22 members,” Jacob Duer, President and CEO Alliance to End Plastic Waste said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT recently.

He continued that Covid-19 influences not only to the life and business but also threatens the sustainable development goals whole over the world which could be realized in 2030. “The Progress Report could be reminder for every stakeholder to focus and handle plastic waste fast and accurate,” he said.

Chairman President & CEO The Procter & Gamble Company and the Chairman of Alliance to End Plastic Waste, David Taylor in his speech in the Progress Report of Alliance to End Plastic Waste, said that the plastic waste is thee serious challenge and needs the fast action and powerful leadership. I believed that the ways to solve it are by the collective actions, innovation, and partnership.

“Alliance to End Plastic Waste is in the unique position. We could open the circularity value and economy in the plastic that the consumers used by supporting the innovative action in the whole supply chain and involved every individual, the private and public sectors,” he said.

The 2020 Progress Report also announced the goals of Alliance to End Plastic Waste until 2025. By focusing the strategies of infrastructure, innovation, education, and active role development, Alliance to End Plastic Waste and its members would develop the model and partnership which could be invested in the next five years. (T2)


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