Mapping local plastic recycling supply chains: Insights from selected cities in Indonesia
Year of Publication
The study focused on municipal waste in areas with high plastic waste generation potential to scale up plastic waste collection and recycling, including established and emerging plastic recycling supply chains, assessing material flows of commonly used plastics, and including relevant infrastructure and key players outside city boundaries in the assessment.
The Circulate Initiative
Measurement (System/Market/Tool), Strategy
Purpose of Measurement:
Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential
The study focused on municipal waste, particularly in capital cities and regions with high plastic waste generation, to identify areas with potential to scale up plastic waste collection and recycling. The selected wasteshed areas include established and emerging plastic recycling supply chains. The study assessed material flows of PET, LDPE, HDPE, and PP, which make up around 85% of plastic packaging and food-service plastic. Rigid plastics dominate the post-consumer recycling industry, while flexible packaging requires further interventions to enter recycling cycles. Relevant infrastructure and key players outside city boundaries were also included in the assessment.