How to Improve the Impact of the Circular Economy Concept on a Grass Roots Level in Indonesia

- 27 November 2022 20:25 WIB
Illustration. Plastic bottles gathered in a bag. (
Illustration. Plastic bottles gathered in a bag. (

In Indonesia, GIZ made collaborations with a number of the nation's stakeholders, including the government, the private sector, and NGOs various programs to improve awareness of producers as well as consumers to use recycled materials for plastic-related products.

The project "Rethinking Plastics – Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter" supports the transition towards a circular economy for plastics and aims to reduce plastic waste leakage into the sea and thus marine litter.

The project is based on the cooperation between the European Union (EU) and seven countries in East and South-East Asia and is expected to be well-aligned with the government’s frameworks in the regions to reduce marine plastic waste.

Together with its partners, the Rethinking Plastics project seeks to improve the management of plastic waste as well as encourage sustainable consumption and production of plastic and reduce litter in the sea.

Dialogue and learning from experiences and examples of policies, practices, and innovative approaches are key to ’Rethinking Plastics’.

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’Rethinking Plastics’ provides advice, promotes exchange and best practice sharing, implements activities, and supports more than 20 pilot projects in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam to test and disseminate new approaches or upscale best practices.

As quoted from, “Knowledge exchange is fostered, for example, through policy dialogues, workshops, conferences, webinars, and awareness raising activities on plastic reduction.”

Learning from the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, has acted against plastic pollution. From 3 July 2021, single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks, and cotton buds cannot be placed on the markets of the EU Member States.

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Editor: Muhamad Al Azhari


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