Factsheet online: Improving the Plastic Recycling Sector in Indonesia

Indonesia produced 3.2 million tonnes of plastic waste in 2010, with around 1.29 million tonnes of that ending up in the ocean, according to a study published in the journal Science. A study performed by the University of Georgia ranks Indonesia as the second biggest contributor of plastic waste dumped into the sea yearly worldwide.  The current Indonesian plastic recycling sector is unable to cope with the ever increasing use of plastic packaging. This causes tremendous social and environmental issues to local communities and their administrations, while national and local administrations do not have the resources to manage their waste problem. Download the pdf to read the full factsheet or visit our factsheet section.

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