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National Plastic Waste Reduction Strategic Actions for Indonesia

Year of Publication


This report highlights the challenges of solid waste management in Indonesia and the strategies to mitigate this issue.


Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia





Measurement (System/Market/Tool), Strategy, Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy, Oceans

This report highlights the significant challenges that Indonesia faces in managing its solid waste, with 65.8 million tonnes generated in 2017 and a low waste collection rate. Despite the Solid Waste Management Act, open dump waste disposal facilities still operate, and plastic waste constitutes 10.6% of total waste generation. The recycling rate in Indonesia is less than 5%, and the plastic recycling industry is mostly available in the country’s western islands. It also highlights the efforts to restrict the use of plastics have been implemented, including regulations on waste reduction, handling, and marine debris management, as well as the formulation of Extended Producers Responsibility regulations.

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